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profit Archives - How To Invest In Shares

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 [...]

Warren Buffett Quotes #1

There can't be an investor on the planet who has not heard of Warren Buffett. The man is legendary and whether you agree with his investment methods or not, you can't argue with what he has achieved. There are many quotes and sayings attributed to Warren Buffett over the years. [...]

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 [...]

PE Ratio: What Is A PE Ratio And How To Use It To Value Shares

In my recent articles about best and worst performing stocks/shares, I have been reviewing the prospects of those companies and referring to their PE Ratio when talking about their valuation. PE is an abbreviation for Price to Earnings and is one of the most useful ratios you can use when [...]