facebook IPO 18th May Predictions

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Old May 13, 2012, 9:08pm   #31
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Regardless what everyone on here says, the demand is going to be huge for this IPO. Even if it is considered overvalued (I don't think it is), sheer speculation and volume will drive this one skyward.

As a small investor though, I think you'll struggle hugely trying to come by any of this stock, and by the time you do, all the fun will be over.

Good luck.
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Old May 17, 2012, 8:54pm   #32
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The Facebook IPO is a little bit interesting all right.
Just after logging into to my IGIndex account for the first time in about 2 years to have a look after getting an email talking about the Facebook IPO. (I'm surprised that my account is still working and I still have a positive account balance )

Anyway it seems that you trade Facebook already with IG in some sort of a grey market. Up until sometime tonight, and then it launches properly.

In my opinion I'd stay well clear of Facebook on it's first day. But it will still be a bit interesting !
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Old May 17, 2012, 8:58pm   #33
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One a minute of grey market to go now !
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Old May 18, 2012, 12:24am   #34
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i'm just looking fora day trrade! just on the opening day and thats it then looking for a good old long sell after that!
agree.........

my take of this hype it'll cost less then 10 a couple of years from now

pity one can not short this stock first three days
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Old May 18, 2012, 9:04am   #35
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agree.........

my take of this hype it'll cost less then 10 a couple of years from now

pity one can not short this stock first three days
You kind of can short the stock with IGIndex's grey market offering until roughly 14:30 today !

Their grey market is based on a market capitalisation figure rather than share price. And at the moment they have it valued at $130.7 billion which is somewhere over $40 per share. Which is more than the launch price.

After that I'm not sure what IG are planning.
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Old May 18, 2012, 9:17am   #36
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You kind of can short the stock with IGIndex's grey market offering until roughly 14:30 today !

Their grey market is based on a market capitalisation figure rather than share price. And at the moment they have it valued at $130.7 billion which is somewhere over $40 per share. Which is more than the launch price.

After that I'm not sure what IG are planning.
I would have thought that as marketmakers SBs can allow shorting if it's their risk. Might be a bad idea to try, though, if there's going to be a huge spike up.
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Old May 18, 2012, 9:20am   #37
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You can short it with binary options at "anyoption"
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Old May 18, 2012, 10:32am   #38
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So who's buying at open? or who's brave enough to admit it?

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Old May 18, 2012, 10:52am   #39
 
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Just saw a video on Bloomberg of some geezer saying $100/share. Lulztopia.
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Old May 18, 2012, 10:58am   #40
 
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mrniceguychris started this thread I'd like to buy right at opening but after seeing linkedin's chart....im a bit scared to now.

LinkedIn IPO: shares double on first day - May. 19, 2011

Looks like linkedin went up a bit then dropped and went up again. My worry is buying right at the start and seeing yourself get stopped out from your stop loss....then to see it go up massively and kick yourself in the face....so im still 50/50 when to buy! but im defo buying today!!!
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Old May 18, 2012, 11:14am   #41
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Take a look at Zillow IPO (Z). Priced at $20. Opened trading at $60, fell to $45 within 1 minute, closed at $34

Just not a good idea. But, that's my opinion.

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Old May 18, 2012, 11:20am   #42
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Take a look at Zillow IPO (Z). Priced at $20. Opened trading at $60, fell to $45 within 1 minute, closed at $34

Just not a good idea. But, that's my opinion.

Peter
Just think how much you could have made with fluky timing, though.
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Old May 18, 2012, 11:21am   #43
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Take a look at Zillow IPO (Z). Priced at $20. Opened trading at $60, fell to $45 within 1 minute, closed at $34

Just not a good idea. But, that's my opinion.

Peter
I'd say it's more than an opinion.
I'd pretty much say its a fact high profile IPO's are unstable and volatile.
People never learn though.

Even if they are unaware of IPO volatility,
its been 12 years since the tech bubble.
In 12 years most people seem to have forgotten the dangers
of inflated valuations on tech stocks (any stock for that matter).
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Old May 18, 2012, 11:26am   #44
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So who's buying at open? or who's brave enough to admit it?

Peter
The herd
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Just think how much you could have made with fluky timing, though.
Just think how much you could lose with bad timing and slippage
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