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      01-27-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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Facebook IPO

Anyone buying in?
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      01-27-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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No... Initial price will be very high and will more than likely fall. LinkedIn is what I am thinking here. Too anticipated of a stock. Although I bet you can make some very quick money if you bought on day 1 and sold toward end of day...or maybe the next day. Just be careful as it'll be extremely volatile and could swing rapidly up or down.
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      01-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #3
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How has Facebook monetized its extremely large membership again?
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      01-27-2012, 05:25 PM   #4
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^ad revenue. $2B EBITDA in 2011
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Pretty sure Tough Mudder is their biggest advertiser.
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      01-27-2012, 06:00 PM   #6
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^ad revenue. $2B EBITDA in 2011
Plus there's countless other untapped ways.
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Pretty sure Tough Mudder is their biggest advertiser.
Ads are catered to your interests etc.
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Ads are catered to your interests etc.
Is that why all of mine are for ladies underwear and fleshlights?
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Facebook won't last just like Myspace and Hot or Not.

Once someone creates something better and/or cooler users will flock away and so will all your money.

It's not something I'd buy and hold onto...definitely a short term thing.
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Facebook won't last just like Myspace and Hot or Not.

Once someone creates something better and/or cooler users will flock away and so will all your money.

It's not something I'd buy and hold onto...definitely a short term thing.
not a chance of failure any time soon. They have a terrific model and have no interest in letting it stagnate. Lets not forget how hard FB is pushing to get into other countries. IPO, as said before is over anticipated, way too much heat at the moment.
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Ads are catered to your interests etc.
Is that why all of mine are for ladies underwear and fleshlights?
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It will be the sexy stock to own for a while. It will probably command a stupid multiple comparable to LNKD at 1500...

There are countless other companies to make money trading--companies you actually can understand and sell something tangible, have real assets, high barriers to entry, and a history of earnings. You don't want to hold FB when it falls because it will be ugly. Not saying they aren't are great company, but the stock will be really hard to own at first. There will be wild swings and you won't be able to take the heat. Buying it will just be a gamble as no one really knows their ability to grow earnings and ad revenue being very fickle. I doubt very few of the individual investors buying this stock could have a conversation about how FB makes money or their growth prospects longer than a sentence or two.

Warren Buffett never buys a company that he doesn't understand. You shouldn't either.
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      01-28-2012, 01:43 AM   #13
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It will be the sexy stock to own for a while. It will probably command a stupid multiple comparable to LNKD at 1500...

There are countless other companies to make money trading--companies you actually can understand and sell something tangible, have real assets, high barriers to entry, and a history of earnings. You don't want to hold FB when it falls because it will be ugly. Not saying they aren't are great company, but the stock will be really hard to own at first. There will be wild swings and you won't be able to take the heat. Buying it will just be a gamble as no one really knows their ability to grow earnings and ad revenue being very fickle. I doubt very few of the individual investors buying this stock could have a conversation about how FB makes money or their growth prospects longer than a sentence or two.

Warren Buffett never buys a company that he doesn't understand. You shouldn't either.
Lets be honest here, it wont be difficult to get. It will be damn near impossible to get your hands on. Advertisement agencies have been around for years and never has their been a question of if they produce a tangible product etc. Its just not a concern. Web based advertising and specifically social media advertising are here to stay...Dont believe me? scroll up to the top of the page and look to the top right. Once you understand FB is an advertisement agency that simply rents out space its not complicated.
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$4.27 Billion in revenue in 2011 and only a bit over 2000 employees.

compare that to Google's numbers that everyone was ranting and raving a few years ago.
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