Difference between trading & investing:
An investor is someone who is trying to invest in a company for the long run. They like this company and think this company is going to be around for a long time. They are more likely investing for retirement, for longer term.
A lot of us are that person. We only have that one talent that God gives us. We go and bury it because we're afraid and when he comes back, we give him that one talent back. We didn't have the tenacity and the courage to go and trade with it to make more.
So, go to Yahoo Finance, look at their earnings calendar and jot those dates down on your calendar. Also, on CNBC, do a watchlist and start watching how the stocks move.