This is more of a question really. After a few conversations with local Fchatters I wanted to actually give this some thought... When Google first opens on the market, stock prices are going to skyrocket. They will come down shortly though, Id imagine. Rather than try and get in on that rush, what about picking up loads of cheaper shares after the prices fall, and holding onto them for a while as a longer term investment until someone attempts to take over google. If there is a takeover (which I think there will be), the stock prices, again, will soar, and I should have enough shares at a low enough purchase price to make it worthwhile. Does that seem like a reasonable plan? Im a beginner in the stock market, so please give me an honest opinion or share any other ideas!