I'm an amature when it comes to stocks, but father claims to be able to make a ton if given the startup money. He invested 100 stocks in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) at $120.00 per stock. Recently it's been going up and doing well. However, I think that relying on stocks to make money is completely stupid. My math teacher tells me it's all wishful thinking... How would I convince the old timer that buying stocks is not the way out in life?