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Stock Market for Dummies

So I just bought my first stocks. I was never particularly interested in the stock market, but I figured it was time, especially now that stocks are fairly cheap. So I blew my tax return on 3 shares of Google stock. Already made $8.20 so far! Not that I plan to trade it anytime soon (notwithstanding the fact that it costs me $9 to make a trade) but it seemed like a wise time to buy and I believe Google will soon take over the world. (Hear that, Blogger and Picasa and YouTube and Writely? Hear that, UofM email services? Hear that, all my friends whose websites I used to host before bumping them over to Google Apps?) So better to be on that bandwagon when it comes to town.