How To Tell If You Should Buy Alibaba Stock, In 1 Simple Flowchart

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba just went public! Should you, a regular person, buy Alibaba stock?

It may seem tempting, what with the stock jumping 35 percent from its $68 initial public offering price on its first day of trading on Friday, making it more valuable than Facebook. But before you jump in and buy Alibaba stock, you might want to consult this helpful flowchart:

-- Flowchart by Alissa Scheller

(Hat tip to Felix Salmon for the single-stock investing as golf metaphor.)