Facebook IPO

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    Anyone have any opinion about this?

    All they have been talking about is this IPO on CNBC. I remember missing out on the Google IPO and that one shot up. I can't buy the IPO, but maybe it will still be in play like Google was in the secondary market.
     
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    What do they manufacture?
     
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    None of us will be able to buy into the IPO
     
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    Most likely...unless one of us has a huge account at a major wire house that has a retail division invovled with the IPO, but there are also some small brokerages that got small pieces of the offering, and sell the IPO to their clients. I have a friend that works for a boutique financial services firm that has been selling it to their clients.

    Having said that, I wasn't asking if anyone owns it...I was asking if anyone has an opinion about it.
     
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    All one has to do is look at some of the largest Internet IPO's of the past.
    Most of them had the same early excitement and buzz.
    The smart ones bought early - and then the time they got out could be measured in weeks or month. They made enormous money.
    People will make enormous money off of Facebook IPO as well, but only if they get out fast. I have no doubt there will be a HUUUGE spike in the first 3-4 months followed by a deafening fall before it settles to something normal.
    The process has been repeated often.
     
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    Completely agree. :clap2: It wouldn't be very wise to hold onto it. I realize it is tempting but, Facebook's popularity could take a turn for the worse almost any day.
     
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    I'd like to jump in anywhere below $100 myself.
     
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    I think it is already fleeting.
    I have an 17 yo and a 21 yo....and all of the friends..I have heard many remarks about "I don't know why I still go there"..'It is stupid"...I don't go there anymore"...etc. etc. Facebook is a novelty, a great one. But as all novelties - they wear out.
     
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    I posted something this lready in another thread but, the 100 Bn price is waaaaaaaaaaaaay over valued, UNLESS face-book has plans to strangle their 'customers' for revenue, the 'like' button alone won't get it done.

    google based out projections on a 20 -1 earnings multiple, Apple is currently valued at 13 to one , at 100 bn facebook is around 100-1.....and google had their niche to start with, that somewhat justified the 20-1....
     
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    Get ready for lots more ads. Want to update your status? Watch an ad first. Want to Like something? Watch an ad. Shareholders means profit expectations. They must make money. They must make more money than they made before. They must make even more money, and faster. Wall St. becomes destructive to these companies.
    I use it to keep in touch with distant relatives. I don't play the games, I don't tell people what I had for dinner. So long as they keep the basic communication tools available, I don't really care.
     

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