I bought my very first stock at the age of 18 in the fall of 2005. Ford stock was my investment of choice with 10 shares bought, which at the time was trading around $10 per share. I was super excited to be an INVESTOR! Next I was running to the school library everyday to check my stock price, this was before smart phones. An obsession over Ford occurred while I owned the shares. The purpose in buying the shares was to become super rich through the stock price all of sudden sky rocketing in price. It was a little ridiculous.