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Smart thing to do would be to buy IPO the minute its offered and then sell the same day before EOD bell rings. You'd probably double or triple your money.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkpriest667 View Post

Smart thing to do would be to buy IPO the minute its offered and then sell the same day before EOD bell rings. You'd probably double or triple your money.

No you wont. No average investor will make money, let alone be able to buy stock in a Facebook IPO.

Might be a good way for some people who think they run hedge funds to lose money though!
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No you wont. No average investor will make money, let alone be able to buy stock in a Facebook IPO.
Might be a good way for some people who think they run hedge funds to lose money though!

This.

The only people who will benefit from this are those who already hold the shares e.g. all the engineers and founders.
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Why?
     
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Originally Posted by Siigari View Post

Why?

Because they're most likely given private stock within the company and will be able to sell it off the second it goes public.

Being given free stock that is worth, say, $200 a share and having 100 shares of it, is a free $20,000 to someone.

Now assuming that the people who work there own more than 100 shares each, while the company is private, and then the initial offering is more than $200... you're looking at a nice profit.
 
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Still alot for a company that gets it's money 100% from advertisers, considering they have 500 million people or more using it sounds like a little bit off maybe.
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