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hope you didnt buy facebook stock

Discussion in 'Stocks & Investments' started by sunflower, May 21, 2012.

  1. May 21, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    sunflower

    sunflower [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My sister and her husband were trying to teach their kids about finance and stocks and economy and stuff and since their daughter is 14 and uses facebook they thought it would be a good idea to buy her some FB stock to learn about those things and also for long term investment.

    Ooops !!!
     
  2. May 21, 2012 at 9:52 AM
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    raskal311

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    A few days after ipo is not long term and a lost can be as good of a lessons as a win.
     
  3. May 21, 2012 at 9:53 AM
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    It's only an "oops" if they are teaching her that 2 days is long term...
     
  4. May 21, 2012 at 9:59 AM
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    sunflower

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    Long term investments should be with sound companies that have been around LONG TERM. Social media websites have life spans of about 9 months. There is already strong evidence that Facebook has questionable revenue and profit potential and usership is slowing dramatically.

    Does anyone remember Myspace ? Friendster ?

    Most objective and non hype analysts think Facebook should be valued at about 10-15$
     
  5. May 21, 2012 at 10:01 AM
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    Bwahahahahaha

    IPO's are great long term investments :rolleyes:
     
  6. May 21, 2012 at 10:02 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    x2, as long as it was a safe amount wagered, she'll learn a lot more from losing than winning.
     
  7. May 21, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    OP, remind me not to learn lessons about investing from you.... I would have lost everything if I had your attitude during the recession.
     
  8. May 21, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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    cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    x2 :rolleyes:
     
  9. May 21, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

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    what do u consider longterm? cuz facebook first launched feb 2004. thats 8 years
     
  10. May 21, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    rondog

    rondog your TW web developer!

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    facebook is what myspace wanted to be and it failed. 9 month life span? I doubt that, facebook aint going anywhere for a long time
     
  11. May 21, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    Exactly, they aren't going anywhere. They are at the top of the game already. Not really anywhere to go. That is why their IPO was pretty much a flop.
     
  12. May 21, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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    when did they actually get into the black....2 days ago?

    I will agree if your talking about their "older" users. The young could care less and less about Fakebook.


    "A key group of young users of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube users are using the site less and less, according to new research. One in four 18-29 year-olds told Gartner that their use of social media had declined since they signed up, with many citing boredom as their reason for the decline.
    The Gartner research also revealed that most users of all social media were “passive”, with looking at other users photographs the most popular occupation. Facebook is the largest repository of digital photographs in the world, and Google owns its key rival Picasa."
     
  13. May 21, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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    explain
     
  14. May 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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    lol...you were in high school when it really started 10 years ago.
     
  15. May 21, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    yep.

    very interesting.
     
  16. May 21, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    chadderkdawg

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    The stock has been on the market for less than 16 hours, and you are deeming it a failure... Granted I don't have an opinion on the stock, but rule number one in investments is that you don't watch the day to day trading.
     
  17. May 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    High schooler's cant invest?
     
  18. May 21, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    Ive had a lot of these "long term" relationships then...
    Friday night to Saturday morning.... :rolleyes:
     
  19. May 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Sure then can.

    Usually people in high school don't have sufficient funds for investing, but more power to you if you were investing as the market was beginning to crash. I bet you learned a lot when 2/3 of your money disappeared.
     
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    I havent deemed it a failure.

    However, the media hype has over ridden sound principals on this stock and its clouded peoples judgement.

    Facebook is an unproven company in an unproven industry.

    Like I said before, most objective analysts think this is a $10 stock.

    We will see.

    Some have projected this stock goes to $60 in a year.

    Personally I wouldnt invest in it unless I could pay about $10
     
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