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Here´s why you shouldn´t
invest in Twitter

Wall Street Journal, by Farhad Manjoo

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Posted By:Hazymac, 11/7/2013 5:19:42 PM

Twitter Inc.´s rise has been a remarkable story. Both because it was beset by chaos (see Nick Bilton´s new book for the operatic details) and because, despite the chaos, Twitter has somehow managed to become a legitimate, even straitlaced business, its IPO is a good time to congratulate the firm on its unlikely success. But it isn´t a good time to invest in Twitter when it starts trading Thursday. Here are three reasons to sit this one out: Don´t invest in individual stocks. Especially don´t invest in tech IPOs. This isn´t tech advice, just widely accepted financial wisdom for normal

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TWTR´s IPO price was $26, which was available only to the top brokerage customers and friendly politicians. The stock opened today at $45.10 and closed at $44.90. Who knows how valid Twitter´s business model is? Will the company be wildly profitable, or will it peter out in the quarters to come? Some friends of mine jumped on Facebook a couple of years ago after its IPO, expecting quick capital gains, but soon realized that they were in for the long haul when its per share price dropped during the first months. Facebook has rewarded those who have been patient,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Hazymac, 11/7/2013 5:22:24 PM     (No. 9603450)

(Continued)

but most IPO chasers aren´ the patient sort.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: crimea river, 11/7/2013 5:37:30 PM     (No. 9603466)

Buying an IPO is like playing roulette. You can win big or lose big. Best to wait 6 - 9 months till the hype has subsided. Chances are you´ll get a good price.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 11/7/2013 5:57:48 PM     (No. 9603489)

I played on Twitter for one year on the political side, I deleted my account with 1,000 followers and never looked back.

If you want to fry your brain on Twitter be my guest.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jntsrgn, 11/7/2013 6:15:33 PM     (No. 9603505)

Sounds like advice you would get from any "financial expert" looking to charge you 1% per year to simply mirror SPY.

I have most of my equity assets in very few stocks that I know very well. It isn´t rocket science and does not require an "expert".

Diversification across broad asset classes is double-talk for "I´m going to get my 1% whether your money grows or not".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Vuulfie2, 11/7/2013 6:16:27 PM     (No. 9603506)

Not being a member of the Twitterati I cannot imagine being constantly beseiged by the latest Twitter feed 24/7. At some point you just have to turn the damned things off.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Videodrone, 11/7/2013 6:54:14 PM     (No. 9603540)

this is a company that has never made a profit - and you want to invest in it?

only twits tweet

life is too short

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 11/7/2013 7:13:11 PM     (No. 9603585)

This headline from another site is enough reason for me:
Chamber of Commerce, Zuckerberg, and La Raza Coordinate Pro-Amnesty Twitter Campaign

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Reply 8 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/7/2013 9:41:41 PM     (No. 9603739)

Twitter is the warp speed version of L.com but without all of the pop up ads.

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