For me personally stocks are a short term investment. Most stocks are fairly high risk in the fact that more often than not they'll drop rather than rise.
My company mtahes 50% of what I put into my stocks so its a great deal. I actually use it for more of a savings account in that I can pull stocks out twice a year and still use the plan. When our companies stocks were back at 30 I didn't think they'd ever go up, but they ended up doubling!! I think its at 64 right now. I find the market so hit and miss that I dont fool around with it too much, if you can make a little here or there its alright. I'd take the money and run though.
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