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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 [...]

Top Tips: 7 Stock Picking Strategies For Beginners

Are you are a share investing beginner with some cash to buy shares with? Are you baffled and bamboozled by all the stock market jargon? Are you frozen to the spot, like a rabbit in the headlights, not knowing which stock to buy first? If you answered YES to these [...]

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 [...]