He he. I might have expected someone with a nick like Loanuniverse to say something like that :)
If you cannot recoup your investment in your lifetime it's better to hold cash right? Otherwise what is the point of making a long term investment? In the long term all investments tend to their true value (the value of the expected dividend/coupon stream).
The only rationale for holding an investment like Google at the current price is a short term gamble. That is possible when other investors are irrational and the price goes into a frenzy feeding off people's greed.
I'm sorry, SlyOldDog, I don't understand your analogy I don't know a thing about investing and don't claim to. I was just saying why I bought the stock and why I plan to keep it.
Guys and Gals the thing is that Google is overvalued, plain and simple. Before you get crazy and take out loans to buy stock, remeber that Yahoo! sold stock of Google. A company who's analyst all said to sell. So just think of that. Google is valued more than Yahoo.