Okay, all this talk about stocks has gotten me excited. I think I'm ready to step away from my usual "safe" investments of gold and real estate. So I started looking at some prices of things that came to mind and may or may not be doing well... familiar companies. (Exxon, McDonald's, Disney, American Airlines, etc.) but then I checked for Wendy's... I *thought* the same way, but it confused me. How could Wendy's stock be opening today at $8.40? I'm thinking I'm missing something in my interpretation of pricing? Or is the corporation having huge problems I haven't heard about? So anyhow, have at me, investors... *MY* gut instinct would be to want to buy as many shares as I can in a place I've liked for years and I *thought* was doing well. (Again, if I didn't read the pricing wrong.) *Disclaimer*... of course I would not actually act on it without proper research, but I'm just learning and this particular stock sounds like a really good deal to me... tell me why it would be foolish (Or wise?!) to choose something like this as my introduction into the world of stocks?