Investment for young folks is a bit different from regular investing. If you will ask what is difference? I would say that there are many differences and if you want to know them all you simply should seek for differences between young people and matured people.
At first young people feel much of hunger: they don't have good jobs, well positions in society. And they want everything to get faster and in more simple way. That's makes them to seek for more risk at investing. Because they want to get results faster. And there are no investments over the world that would offer the maximum returns and profits without high risk.
High return investments are riskier and young people are looking exactly for these investments. And that is normal in some way because young people can risk more - they have very long investment approach and that is the main factor for risk selection of an investor. Every young person should seek for long term investing if he really wants to get rich. The power of compounding is extremely powerful financial tool and can be used perfectly by young people.
It is especially important for young investors to seek more knowledge. They should read a lot of investment books, articles about investing and other information. It is also advisable to read financial portals (as Google Finance) and feel the financial information to know what is happening over the world.