Twitter And Facebook Valuation: A Lesson From The 1990’s

With the big IPO's of Twitter and Facebook and their initial rocketing share price on day 1 of their float, anyone buying shares in these companies at such sky high price valuations will do well to remember the lessons of the past. If you are under the age of 30 [...]

Twitter IPO: How UK Investors Can Buy Shares In Twitter

With Twitter issuing shares on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this week, a popular question at the moment is "should I buy Twitter shares" and "how do I buy Twitter shares as a UK investor?" Let's start with the answer to the first question, which of course, is that it all depends on [...]

9 Lessons From The Recent Facebook IPO – Part 2

My previous post examined the recent Facebook IPO and started to list some of the lessons that you could learn from what happened. This post provides lessons 5 through to 9 to complete the list. If you missed part 1 with lessons 1 to 4, then click here to read [...]

9 Lessons From The Recent Facebook IPO – Part 1

The Facebook IPO has now been and gone and Facebook shares are being traded on the NASDAQ exchange, so what lessons can you learn from this? Whether you bought some Facebook shares in the IPO or not, if you are an investor in stocks and shares then it is likely [...]

Is Instagram Worth $1 Billion?

The latest news today is reporting the takeover of Instagram by Facebook for a nice round sum of $1 billion. This is the first major takeover undertaken by Facebook. It comes just before the flotation of Facebook's own shares on the stock exchange, expected to be sometime in May or [...]

Facebook IPO

With Facebook looking to issue shares on the stock market this spring, a popular question at the moment is "should I buy Facebook shares"? The answer to this question, of course, depends on the share price you will have to pay at the time of the float, which will not [...]