Being a beginner, I definitely lean towards low or medium risk investments. I'm looking for a long-term investment, one that I would sell in 5-7 years after I graduate. I was looking at GOOG, mainly because I know technology more than I know other areas, and I figure I should invest in something that I have an good grasp on. Any other financial advice you people might have would be much appreciated! P.S. I love this community!