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By Stockpickr Guest Columnist Gino Lattarulo
When I first started learning about investing -- which is to say, when I knew zero -- I was a young, starving musician signed up with mp3.com. If you remember this company, you know that when it went public it offered any musician on its roster the IPO price of $28. I thought, "Sure, why not? This technology is going to revolutionize the industry." (Understatement right?) So I put all my money on the line, bought $5,000 worth of stock and watched it open around $100 per share. "Wow," I thought. "This investment stuff is easy! I am in. Who do I give my money to next? I want the next
Research In Motion
I dreamed of the day soon when I could get out of bed, lumber to the computer in my boxers and bunny slippers, make a few grand on
, and enjoy the rest of the day. That's what everyone wants, right? That's why many of us get into this giant roulette wheel of stock trading in the first place.
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