Extremely confident, only because I strongly believe in there being no such thing as a free lunch, so I research, research and when I'm finished so some more research.
Confidence in the stock market is paramount, whether trading or investing if you have no confidence, you will let emotions take control of your actions and make bad decisions.
I agree with Ben, paper trading is vital if your new, reading, learning is absolutely essential.
Warren Buffet Books, news articles, learn maths formulas for such things as PER or price to earnings or ROI or return on equity, learn concepts such as intrinsic value, books value, margin of safety, learn, learn learn.
It's impossible to learn too much!