The company you work for has just had its initial public offering (IPO); it’s a very exciting time. All the hard work and belief you put into the company over the years is set to be rewarded. Now all that’s left is to wait for the six-month lockup period to expire before you’re free to sell your shares and realize the payoff from your efforts. During the six-month lockup period you’re likely to experience a range of emotions from thrilled to anxious, especially because the public market stock price can be checked multiple times a day. However, you won’t be able to do anything about the fluctuating price.