I bought 50 shares of Facebook stock just after the IPO at $36.00 per share. The purchase cost me $1833.
After a long wait through a drop in the price it finally came back to $36.00 where I assumed it was going nowhere and was glad to get rid of it.
Today it is worth $78.37. If I still had it I would now have $3918. Bummer!
I am not very good at playing the market. I did the same thing with Apple back in 2000. I bought 66 shares of AAPL at $23.00 per share. If I had not sold them for even less, today I would have $6732.