Buying Facebook Shares... (IPO - Stock Shares..)

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Where can you get facebook shares from? Do you think its worth it
#buying #facebook #shares
  • Profile picture of the author sethczerepak
    There's a WSO that offers hundreds for like $10, but it's just theory really. They get you the likes, then you get a ton of messages on your wall like this one:

    "I didn't like this #*$(, WTF?"

    Get them slowly, from real people, people who have money to spend on your products. It's worth the wait
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    • Profile picture of the author Rob Howard
      Originally Posted by sethczerepak View Post

      There's a WSO that offers hundreds for like $10, but it's just theory really. They get you the likes, then you get a ton of messages on your wall like this one:

      "I didn't like this #*$(, WTF?"

      Get them slowly, from real people, people who have money to spend on your products. It's worth the wait
      Um. I believe he is referring to actual shares of stock in Facebook - since FB is having its IPO today...

      Arran, you would probably get stock through a stock broker and there are tons.

      Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author Jammy
    You can use my site (in my signature) to get likes/fans for free.
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  • Profile picture of the author JoeRockefeller
    I remember when google's ipo first came out at $100 per share. Now they are at $650. Not saying they are google but... looks like a solid opportunity. Don't think they are going anywhere anytime soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
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    • Profile picture of the author arranrice
      Originally Posted by JoeRockefeller View Post

      I remember when google's ipo first came out at $100 per share. Now they are at $650. Not saying they are google but... looks like a solid opportunity. Don't think they are going anywhere anytime soon.
      Its just weather to buy them, it seems like a solid invesment opp.
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      • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
        Originally Posted by arranrice View Post

        Its just weather to buy them, it seems like a solid invesment opp.
        It is if you are going to Scalp or Day Trade but if you plan on long term investment wait to see what their long term looks like. Also about 1.9 billion shares (or million - I can't remember) have a clause of no sale for 3 months so wait and see what happens in August too...

        Coincidentally, a lot of people have sold shares in LinkedIn and Apple etc.. seemingly to free up money to buy FB.. so they might be worth looking at now.

        LinkedIn is a pretty solid investment anyway since they are doing better than almost every other social marketing IPO

        THIS ISN'T INVESTMENT ADVICE - JUST MY OPINION!
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        • Profile picture of the author arranrice
          Originally Posted by DoubleOhDave View Post

          It is if you are going to Scalp or Day Trade but if you plan on long term investment wait to see what their long term looks like. Also about 1.9 billion shares (or million - I can't remember) have a clause of no sale for 3 months so wait and see what happens in August too...

          Coincidentally, a lot of people have sold shares in LinkedIn and Apple etc.. seemingly to free up money to buy FB.. so they might be worth looking at now.

          LinkedIn is a pretty solid investment anyway since they are doing better than almost every other social marketing IPO

          THIS ISN'T INVESTMENT ADVICE - JUST MY OPINION!
          Where can you buy them from?
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    • Profile picture of the author RonnyRaygun
      Originally Posted by JoeRockefeller View Post

      I remember when google's ipo first came out at $100 per share. Now they are at $650. Not saying they are google but... looks like a solid opportunity. Don't think they are going anywhere anytime soon.
      There's a flaw in your reasoning.

      When google came out, it was worth ~25 Billion. (Number of shares * price per share).

      When facebook came out, it was worth ~100 Billion. (Number of shares * price per share).

      Still think it will go up?


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  • Profile picture of the author Nadim Hussain
    I would be very cautious about buying FB shares (or most shares at the moment). Regardless of the merits of FB as a business, IMHO the global economy and equity markets in particular are in big trouble. In fact, the only reason the sh*t hasn't hit the fan yet is because of the unprecedented money printing operation taken on by the Federal Reserve and other central banks.

    Sadly, all they have done is delayed the inevitable and made it worse for us all when our current financial system falls apart. I would respectfully suggest that if you have money to invest then the best place for it is tangible assets. Buy gold, silver, oil, dry food, land etc. They are the things that will retain value in whatever kind of 'new' economy we end up with. I highly doubt that FB will have the same revenue generating potential in such an environment and also have a sneaky feeling that the FB IPO could be the greatest 'pump and dump' story of our time.

    Nadim.
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    You also have the option of shorting them if you think they're going to drop.

    Or

    You can write call options on them if you think they're going to drop too.

    Or

    You can buy put options on them if you think they're going to drop.

    There is way more to stock investing then the simple form of buy and hope they go up.

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  • Profile picture of the author Chronic IM
    I think its is. There's a lot of effective and worthy services for this stuff. Try and search some for this stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author TG12
      I have done my fair share of Stock Trading before anyone asks. I do it because It interests me. I have made LOADS money on a trade. I have lost lots of money on a trade. I reckon by September you will lucky to get $15 a share. Just look at what happened today...Down 12% as I type this. They would go down further if it wasn't for underwriters propping it up, that's the troubling part. This result was expected based on what happened on Friday. It was reported that the underwriting investment banks were propping up Facebook's share price on Friday to keep it above the IPO price of $38, so as to help their clients avoid losing money on the first day. Now that we're past day 1, the banks have stopped buying shares at the apparently overvalued price, which makes sense -- after all, if the banks are buying at $38, then they stand to lose money when they sell at a lower price in the future. In other words, Facebook should've already been trading at something less than $38 on Friday, but it wasn't because the banks wouldn't let it.

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      One of the biggest problem you have is that Facebook do not PRODUCE ANYTHING! Yes they have a MASSIVE customer base. They don't actively sell anything Steel,Cars,Food Products etc etc. Their established userbase is fickle, They can jump ship whenever they like and then Facebook has lots of Data centers to run and people to pay with little or no advertising revenue! but how many people drink Coca Cola on a day to day basis. How many people love and Buy Audi's for example.

      I always think in this case that Joe User THINKS that he can dabble in the stock market and make a quick book. You need BILLIONS to MAKE BILLIONS! On deals like this. You cant just buy 1 or 2 stocks (There is nothing stopping you) and hope to make a fortune overnight.

      Say what you want, The market is manipulated by the Market Movers (Imagine if Warren Buffet said Openly he has bought x million shares, The price would go up just because of his association, He would make money). Anyone who disagrees please feel free to read

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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan Donrew
    went down 12%...
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    • Profile picture of the author rhealy29
      As others have said, if you really want to own Facebook for whatever reason, give it some time to actually show it's colours. As it is, the company started out at IPO at a very high value, likely quite overvalued, meaning at best, there's very little room for it to go anywhere, and at worst, it could have a long way to fall.

      Give the stock some time, and eventually the open market will show you what it's really worth. That very well could end up being $38, maybe even more, impossible to say just yet. But the odds are that in the near future, it's going to stay below that, and it could go significantly below that.

      A $100,000,000,000 valuation is really quite incredible for a company that doesn't really sell anything other than online advertising (and GM doesn't seem to think even that is worth it, which raises some flags).
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  • Profile picture of the author AZMD
    Originally Posted by Alyona The Publicist View Post


    my opinion : do not buy!!
    Good call!
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  • Profile picture of the author TolyZ
    Why would you invest in Social Network? Social networks come and go. It's just a matter of time until someone else comes up with new one. Just look at MySpace. It only lasted 8 years. Facebook is only 4 y.o. and their users already declining.
    Why would you invest in it?
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    • Profile picture of the author Shadowflux
      I'm not going to pretend to know the first thing about investing in the stock market but I think Facebook is doing what I expected it to.

      The problem is that everyone loves Facebook but you have to look at what they use it for. What does FB do really? They don't produce anything other than people to advertise to, they're already huge and I've noticed people leaving already. How many more users can they really get?

      I guess I'm just not entirely sure what you'd be investing in. It's not like a regular company that has factories, products, storefronts etc.

      It's just a place where people go to remind me why I don't hang out with them anymore.
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