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Facebook IPO After Six Months

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2012 | 9:55 PM

This article is a follow-up to my previous article about the Facebook IPO. These were the key takeaways:

  • It will reignite interest in the stock market
  • It will be overvalued at the IPO
  • It will grow into its valuation over time
  • It will succumb to the law of...
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Social Trading Could Save the Online Brokerage Industry

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2012 | 7:36 PM

Retail investors have abandoned the stock market. Volumes are down, while at the same time costs and regulatory requirements are going up, to a point where it doesn't even make sense. It's the perfect storm.

Some firms are going out of business, others are being acquired for very little and...

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The Rise of Social Trading

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 2:35 PM

People have been trading "socially" since markets were invented, and not surprisingly it still happens to this day. It's because the "social" in social trading caters to basic human needs, and these needs haven't changed.

We feel more comfortable when others confirm our judgement, and we like to follow others...

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Facebook IPO Will Bring a Whole New Generation to the Stock Market

(3) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 12:34 PM

The coming Facebook IPO will reignite interest in the stock market, and make it interesting to a whole new generation.

Many young adults fear investing in the stock market after witnessing the global financial crisis (GFC) and its affect on the world. The fear comes from not knowing how to...

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