I can't help you with past mistakes nor am I quick to say that buying Facebook is a mistake. However, here are some important tips the average investor has to know BEFORE investing in the market.
When do you go to market? Well, it depends... on your industry, on your competition, on the quality of your product, on market tests, on your team, and on how well you-the-entrepreneur handle being out of your comfort zone.
Facebook's much discussed IPO has generated a lot of discussion about the "real value" of the stock. Much of the information being disseminated is both inaccurate and harmful to investors.
Even though there is never a sure thing on Wall Street, many people thought this would be the exception. After all, it's Facebook we're talking about.
Worrying about the fluctuating price of Facebook and whether Morgan Stanley properly managed the IPO misses the major historical and cultural point of what happened.
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Last week the Financial Times ran a piece which opened thus: "Greece's banking system is being propped up by an estimated €100 billion provided by the country's central bank -- approved secretly by the European Central Bank." The news barely made it into the U.S. press.
All Wall Street needed to do was deliver a fair price -- an honest price -- to the common, middle-class investor. Instead, what they delivered was a shafting of the retail investor to the benefit of their best customers; the venture capitalists, prime brokers and inside institutions.
I am less interested in the business model than the value our culture is putting on what is still perhaps the most important news gathering institution in the world -- versus the value it is placing on a social media company.
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Having attracted 900 million users to the biggest party in history, Facebook now has to sell them stuff -- without being a buzz kill.
When it comes to Facebook, we are still trying to figure out two things: what it is worth to us, and how much it should cost.
Say goodbye to the individual investor on Wall Street. Whatever positive impression they had of the IPO market and the stock market in general was just torched to the ground.
It's going to take some time to suss out exactly what happened with the Facebook IPO, but step back and consider the broader implications. They are staggering.
Now, at 26, looking at where my life is now and where I want to go, I started to think: Am I appreciating the people and the things that matter or am I letting the fast-paced life of a New Yorker distract me from what I really want?
In Europe, where authorities' efforts have been more energetic, Google was forced to admit that its cars were drawing in material from households' unencrypted WiFi networks -- having at first denied it. Or rather claimed in Germany that it was a software programming mistake.