Facebook appeared unprepared to launch, and its IPO was wildly overvalued. The question investors should ask themselves now is whether they should bail out, as many insiders and early investors did, when Facebook first went public, because there's a larger wave of potential selling before year-end.
One of the best feelings must be your stock price improving after you open your mouth and that's exactly what happened to Facebook and Mark this week. Cries for "more Mark" can't feel bad.
Early investors got the green light to sell Facebook shares for the first time on Aug. 16, sending its stock down 6.3 percent
What if, instead of focusing on corporations for profit, Facebook turned to its primary consumers: us, the individual users of the site? Would you pay?
Facebook's stock has fallen to less than half its opening-day price. It's like the beautiful girl in the senior class who thought a dozen guys would invite her to the prom and none of them did.
Yesterday's Facebook mystique has given way to a very public stock market debacle. Yet if the signals involved are well internalized by management and staff, Facebook could well avoid what could have been an even bigger reality shock down the road.
The stock hit a low of $19.82 in heavy trading on Thursday afternoon. It has now lost almost half its value since debuting
It looks like Niles had the right idea. Facebook’s stock price has dropped about 19 percent since it debuted at $38 last
There will be many possible themes for the 2012 Presidential election -- jobs, women's rights, and religious tolerance, among others. But a central theme should be "who do you trust to clean up Wall Street?"
What effect did the NASDAQ's market "glitch" have on the bungled Facebook IPO? According to the academically popular efficient market hypothesis (EMH) developed by Nobel-prize winning economists, the answer is none. But that is probably wrong.
Facebook's much discussed IPO has generated a lot of discussion about the "real value" of the stock. Much of the information being disseminated is both inaccurate and harmful to investors.
Even though there is never a sure thing on Wall Street, many people thought this would be the exception. After all, it's Facebook we're talking about.
When it comes to Facebook, we are still trying to figure out two things: what it is worth to us, and how much it should cost.
Sure, there might be cooler places on the Internet, but who feels like making the schlep? As much as we might despise it, we can't help but sign into it.
Say goodbye to the individual investor on Wall Street. Whatever positive impression they had of the IPO market and the stock market in general was just torched to the ground.
The controversy surrounding Facebook's IPO further demonstrates the need for greater scrutiny and regulation of the type of cowboy trading practices that nearly destroyed our economic system four years ago.
Here are ten reasons why it makes sense to be suspicious of the Facebook IPO, starting with the fact that any overview of the three institutions which handled it might best be described as "rounding up the usual suspects."
As retail investors have seen before, high-frequency trading can contribute to scary flash crashes, as happened to the Dow
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