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 [...]

Royal Mail Shares IPO – Are Royal Mail Shares A Buy?

Following publication of the Royal Mail Shares IPO prospectus in advance of Royal Mail issuing shares on the UK stock market, popular questions at the moment are "should I buy Royal Mail shares" or "are Royal Mail Shares a buy?" The answer to questions such as these, of course, depends [...]

Valuation: The 3 Main Valuation Methods For The Valuation Of Shares

Valuation of shares before buying them is one of the biggest problems that beginners face because they are not familiar with the three main valuation methods that are available to them. So in this blog post and video, I am going to introduce you to those 3 main valuation methods [...]

How To Buy Shares And Know How Much To Pay

If you want to buy shares in a company then you will inevitably face the question of how much to pay for those shares. To answer this question, you need to know how much the company's shares are worth and to do that, you need to value them. Once you [...]

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 [...]

What Are Penny Stocks & Shares?

Many beginners to stocks and shares investing get all excited when they find out about penny stocks / penny shares. They see them trading at a low price and think that this makes them cheap to buy so they pile in, spending what little money they have on them. All [...]