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So Twitter Went Public Today. Thoughts? Will You Buy?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by xxf8xx, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. xxf8xx

    xxf8xx Supreme Member

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    I just noticed this a few minutes ago and it's the first I've heard of it. Twitter went public today. I'm not into stocks and have never purchased any stock before but I'm curious what BHW thinks about this.
     
  2. Danny1111

    Danny1111 Elite Member

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    until they actually make money - then its a great "service" to use but not a great investment.

    maybe watch a TV Show called "Shark Tank" to get an idea what the investors are looking for with companies -- even though its only at a basic level on that show.
     
  3. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    hell i heard they are already losing money, why the hell will anyone buy there stocks.
     
  4. Junkfood00

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    Twitter has a very huge potential with a such user base if things are done right. The problem is that it's hard to capitalize on the users on a such site with minimal functionality unlike Facebook that can be approached in several ways to milk the users. For now Twitter has not announced anything about any upcoming changes to increase their profits, not what I know for. But if they do, their stock price will skyrocket and I'm definitely will be among the mass of investors.

    LinkedIn seems to be the most successful one among the social networks on the exchange markets. The stock price has risen almost 400% since they went public.
     
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    redrubies Supreme Member

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    This is interesting because the only way they are making money is by the ads. I have tried the ads a couple of times and they are terrible for sales. I do better with my own twitter strategies and my followers also retweet my tweets. I have also watched the businesses that do the featured ads to get followers and their follower count does not go up by that much. Less than 10 in some cases that I watched. I really don't think that twitter is going to get repeat customers because one or two times are enough to see that twitter ads suck.
     
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    Social media sites don't stay popular forever, You know a new Social media sites could pop up any day and take over.
     
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    ipodtouchhackerisher Senior Member

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    I agree, I will be investing absolutely nothing into them, not worth the risk.
     
  8. stratocentric

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    If twitter users don't like people constantly pimping products on there, why would they like it if some other company does it on your friends feed?
     
  9. officialakash

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    I agree with Tom, there's always going to be another social network around the corner. I used to be on Facebook 24/7 a few years ago but now It's just getting lame seeing all the spam on there. I pretty much just use Twitter/Instagram due to the fact that it's so simple. But yeah I won't be investing in Twitter.
     
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    Twitter makes money, they just choose to use the cash for acquisitions, not keep it in the bank and claim a profit at the end of the year
     
  11. No.RuleZ

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    buy fast and sell them even faster when the price goes up
     
  12. erickishere

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    Just looked at their stock prices and its dropping lol damn thats crazy but correct me if i'm wrong though. I'm not into stocks either
     
  13. Junkfood00

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    The stock price rose from ~$20 to mid $40 the first few hours of introduction, but now it seems to be declining gradually due to failure to please the investors. It's just all hype I think. It's actually too early to talk about it.
     
  14. ilovestocks

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    I don't feel comfortable buying social media stocks. When I look for a company to buy stock in, I want to see a company that will be in business for the long haul and that has huge growth potential. With social media, who knows if they'll even be around in the few years. There will always be the next big thing, it's too risky for me. I like the buy and hold strategy. I don't like a lot of hype with IPOs either. "Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful" - The great Warren Buffet. I will never forget that quote because it always proves to be true.

    If you're not investing yet, I think you should look in to it. Check out investopedia and watch Jim Cramer. He may be full of shit but you can learn a few things from him. I use fundamental analysis to choose a good company and then technical analysis to find good buy points.

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  15. GreyKnight

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    Technology stocks are quite unsafe this years. Usually we can stick to AAPL and GOOG to give return, but the only stock I now thinking to hold for long term is only GOOG (on technology). I have couple other stocks in technology, such as in Cisco, Microsoft, and Adobe, but I do not count on them to give me good return in long term.

    Ironic, isn't it?