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I really want to buy 3-4 shares and resell them in a week. I haven't gotten any solid advice on how to actually do it(partially because I'm not a multi million dollar morgan Stanly investor)
Edited by MGX1016 - 1/29/12 at 12:27pm
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post #52 of 63
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I really want to buy 3-4 shares and resell them in a week. I haven't gotten any solid advice on how to actually do it(partially because I'm not a multi million dollar morgan Stanly investor)

You don't make money selling 3-4 shares. You make money buying and selling many hundreds/thousands of shares. 3-4 isn't worth the effort and/or charges.
 
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Originally Posted by SkillzKillz View Post

Since the P/E ratio would be so high, you would expect investors to buying on growth. However, I feel like this is more about brand reputation than anything. If these rumors are true expect the stock to pullback hard after the IPO.
Zuckerberg owns 24% of Facebook's shares.
Who would have guessed that U2's lead singer, Bono, owns 1.5% of Facebook?
Source

Anyone count say "expect a pullback after IPO". Eventually all stocks have a big drop or rise in pricing - the important part is, when does that happen? If Facebook goes up 15-20% before going down 5%, that's pretty decent. On the other hand - it'd be a bad idea to chase it down (or to hold it on the way down). It's pretty common for stocks to stay overpriced for weeks, months. Look at Netflix - it took a hugely stupid move by the company last year to bring the stock price back to a reasonable level. But the upside is huge, Facebook still can find ways to better monetize their business, expand etc. Regardless, inexperienced traders will get burnt on this stock if they're trading short-term.

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I really want to buy 3-4 shares and resell them in a week. I haven't gotten any solid advice on how to actually do it(partially because I'm not a multi million dollar morgan Stanly investor)

It's really not that hard to get started. Just as an example you could use a really terrible stock broker like eTrade, spend about $8 to do a trade ( = $16 lost round-trip), and put a few thousand on the stock. You'd need about a 0.6% gain to break even on $3k investment. If you just want to gamble and make some money (or more likely, lose a lot), you could read up on options trading. I think the best idea would be to get some shares and plan on holding them long term. Making a quick buck on Facebook stocks isn't a guarantee (and, look at stocks like Apple, nobody thought it'd be >$400 2 years ago, and nobody got that huge return on investment over holding for a week or 2).
 
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And you don't have to be a multi millionare to invest. You know I just read a statistic that's 50% of households receive some sort of aid. This thread explains a lot in that not many people have any idea how to manage money.
    
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im just waiting for Facebook to charge a fee to use the site, that would rake is plenty of profits.
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Zuckerberg is already among the richest people on the planet. He doesn't need to cashout to be set for life. He is worth billions already.

99.9% of Zuckerberg's wealth is from his stake in Facebook. He does need to cashout to be set for life.
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post #57 of 63
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99.9% of Zuckerberg's wealth is from his stake in Facebook. He does need to cashout to be set for life.

Agreed with this. I am not sure who Zuckerberg would be if it wasn't for Facebook.
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Not sure how facebook will fail like myspace. Myspace didn't have farmville and a huge following of soccer moms.
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I'm not sure how you would even value facebook. There are no comparable companies and a dcf would be worthless.

The just round the number to 100 and call it a day.
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It's all about trends. You really think that a new innovative social media website cannot take down Facebook? Trends travel faster than ever. Now hurry someone invent something! smile.gif
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