LOL lovelosingmoney PETA is going to go after you for beating a dead horse.
To answer your question, all the machers that rated a slice of the IPO bought at $38 while penny-ante losers like you had your noses pressed up against the window of the world of IPO access.
When it started to rise, the smart machers like me put in stop loss orders. As you well know pervert, I got out with a 4% loss.
Now the 300 shares of GOOG that I got for $85 under its IPO, that was a different story, and don't get me started on all the money I made on IPOs during the internet bubble. I had to hold for 91 days so I couldn't be deemed to be" flipping." Suckers like you bought at prices two or three times what the IPO went for and within months most of the garbage was below the IPO price..
I don't know if I'm "rich" but I'm certainly "comfortable"
How are you doing with your MSO, MPG, COOL and JCP? How's that night shift job working out for you?