Does your company offer employee stock options?
Nope. Actually we are an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program) company, so basically the company owns all of it's own shares which are then divvied up among the employees according to some arcane formulae.
I will, however, echo everybody else's advice here. Invest for the long term and make your money work for you. The more you invest when you are young, the less time you have to wait before you can enjoy it.
I'm not young anymore...
If you are dead set on doubling your money you need to hit a blackjack table and hope the cards are with you.
I'm pretty terrible at blackjack! Not all of us used to be dealers you know. :P
Do not start trying to day trade with only $600.
Not going to be day trading, I have a full time job to hold down. That's why I'm picking up that "short term" trading book. It's aimed at holding stocks for a few days or weeks, which is probably more my style.
Granted, I'll probably still suck at it...
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