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Windows 7: Facebook's Epic Fail

23 May 2012   #31
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Hi there
Markets operate on Fear and Greed -- nothing per se wrong with that but you have to understand how markets work to use this to your benefit.

If you are investing with your "Heart" rather than working out if their business model is Sound then you deserve to lose.

A business model relying on generating advertising "targeted" at its users (IN NON U.S " consultancy speak" - "SPAM" to people like you and me) is never going to work --especially as more and more of facebook users connect via mobile phones and advertising from that platform is very uncertain).

I "shorted" these shares -- exited the trade and have my Summer vacation now paid for by "Facebook".


Although to any readers of this post -- don't "Short" stock unless you know what you are doing -- I have enough experience in this stuff to do it sometimes.

Cheers
jimbo


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23 May 2012   #32
Stratos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 / OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8
 
 

for it to drop so much in such a short time, the price per share was obviously overpriced.
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23 May 2012   #33
renosablast

Windows 7 Ultimat x64
 
 

This stock does not strike my as a very good long-term investment at all. So far, social media have proven to have fairly short life spans -- just until the next better thing comes along. When that happens, Facebook will be just another MySpace. Grab any profit you can from this stock and dump it (if it isn't already too late).
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23 May 2012   #34
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
I "shorted" these shares -- exited the trade and have my Summer vacation now paid for by "Facebook".
Well played. And shorting involves a risk and it paid off for you.

Borrow them, sell them high, buy 'em back lower, pocket the difference, give 'em back to original holder.
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23 May 2012   #35
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
True, but one would expect some semblance of a level playing field when a company is floated on the Stock Exchange or am I being too naive?
Seavixen---ask yourself how many people have been indicted for any of the global banking and securities fiascoes that came to light in 2008.

After you have that number in mind, then ask yourself why might that be. What's the proper inference from that?
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23 May 2012   #36
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
True, but one would expect some semblance of a level playing field when a company is floated on the Stock Exchange or am I being too naive?
Seavixen---ask yourself how many people have been indicted for any of the global banking and securities fiascoes that came to light in 2008.

After you have that number in mind, then ask yourself why might that be. What's the proper inference from that?
Painting with my very broad brush, capitalism stinks.

The bottom line is that those who control the flow of money control the world.

Money=Power. Power=Greed. Greed=Corruption.

It's been the same ever since money replaced bartering and I doubt it'll ever change.

If we take the Eurozone crisis as an example. Germany is the Joe Bloggs who has worked hard all his life, looked after his money, and made provision for his family's future. Greece is the neighbour who borrowed to the hilt, spent it all and not saved a penny and now wants his thrifty neighbour to bail him out so that he can carry on spending money he hasn't got.

The whole edifice is about to come crashing down with dire consequences for the world economy, I fear.

Money is the root of all evil, but as to what the alternative is, I haven't got a clue.
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23 May 2012   #37
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post

Money=Power. Power=Greed. Greed=Corruption.

The whole edifice is about to come crashing down with dire consequences for the world economy, I fear.

Money is the root of all evil, but as to what the alternative is, I haven't got a clue.
You just won a cigar. The only modification I would make to your equations is that you have to add politics/politicians into the mix.

I learned not long ago that my grandfather about thirteen times removed was the last person burned at the stake by King James I, in 1612--in Lichfield, Staffordshire; near Birmingham.

Edward Wightman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

He had children at the time. Their solution was to leave England for the colonies by about 1640. They endured the British crown for another 130 plus years, at which point came our revolution.

Nowadays, there are no more frontiers on this planet, but human nature persists.

I'm largely clueless about how to resolve it as well. My only suggestion is to NEVER vote for an incumbent---which seems to be the worst of form in this country. The re-election rate for incumbents is astonishing.

Yeah, the Petri dish will be cleaned out. I'm your age, so maybe not in our lifetimes?
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23 May 2012   #38
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I was a bit dubious about adding politicians to the list as discussing politics on an open forum can be fraught with difficulty, but you're right of course.

Anyway, the cigar will go down nicely with a brandy snifter!

As for your revolution, I think you've done rather a good job of creating a fine country, but it would be interesting to see how world politics would have panned out had the British prevailed.
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23 May 2012   #39
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think you can have a relevant discussion about it if you can't include politics. In my mind it's only politics that can screw up true free market capitalism.

And the U.S. is closely following Greece. We just hold off on our day of reckoning via quantitative easing.
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23 May 2012   #40
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
I don't think you can have a relevant discussion about it if you can't include politics. In my mind it's only politics that can screw up true free market capitalism.

And the U.S. is closely following Greece. We just hold off on our day of reckoning via quantitative easing.
I totally agree. So That precludes further comment from me due to our forum rules.
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