Over the past few days, Lonmin has been making the headlines with tags such as ‘Lonmin down 45% as investors flee’ or ‘As Lonmin fights for survival miners move to cash in and quit’. These headlines can easily strike fear into any new investors’ heart; first African Bank now Lonmin! If the stock market is such a great way to grow your money, then why aren’t we seeing any news about companies that are doing well? Lonmin is down by 93% this year alone! Is it even possible for companies to grow by those same margins?