The stock market is a great thing if you no to quite when your ahead. My father works for a transport company. When he got the job there they offered him shares at something like 10 cents. It was a small company back then (15 years ago) Now its one of the biggest transport companies in Australia and is now international. The shares my father bought for ruffly 10cents are worth about $25 AUS each. My farther bought alot at 10cents, He has since sold ruffly a quater of them and that money he made is now building us a brand new home. My advice dont be to greedy.