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Facebook A Bad Investment

  1. Ramsa1 profile image63
    Ramsa1posted 5 years ago

    In my latest Hub written and posted a day before Facebook went public, I gave five reasons why I would not buy FB stock. And in one of my comments I predicted that the stock would be at around $25 in six months. Well, today, the first trading day after FB went public, and after Zuckerburg married his girlfriend, FB stock is already down 11%.

    Where do you see FB stock in six months?

    1. Jester4554 profile image60
      Jester4554posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Honestly, I think Zuckerberg took into account the fact that it was overpriced and so he intentionally allowed the stocks to be set so high. I don't think it was a decision he made based on a desire for money, or because he caved in to the suggestions of bankers and lawyers. Mark Zuckerberg is a smart man, he knew exactly what he was doing when those stocks were set at $38, and he's waiting for the right time to do something new - likely he's even enjoying the panic that has been brought about from the decrease in stock value.

      It may not be a smart move to buy stock at the present time, but Facebook is definitely worth the investment in my opinion. Buyers simply need to bide their time for the right moment, just as Zuckerberg is currently doing.

      1. Ramsa1 profile image63
        Ramsa1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I agree that Zuckerberg is a smart man, but that still doesn't make buying FB a good idea, at least not as an investment.

        1. Jester4554 profile image60
          Jester4554posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I wouldn't say that Facebook is a good investment as it currently stands, rather it's the implications regarding how Facebook could make profit in the future that investors would stand to gain money from their stocks. However the problem with such investment is that anybody buying shares with the company would be hinging their money on the hope that Zuckerberg will wind up doing something with the company which causes it to gain a significant boost toward income.

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    Arlene V. Pomaposted 5 years ago

    Sounds like an interesting read.  I'll will have to check out your Hub.  Since I am without my Facebook account as of last Christmas, I am very happy with my decision.  In my opinion, the IPO should have come out when Facebook was hot and heavy.  You buy stocks as a solid investment (you hope!) and to make money by the time you sell.  I would not buy into this company because it is not strong when it comes to generating income from its advertising.  The biggest red flag was when GM pulled out and admitted that Facebook did nothing for its sales.  And this was right before the IPO!  I am waiting on others to follow suit.  I see no future in Facebook stock.

    1. Ramsa1 profile image63
      Ramsa1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with your thoughts, Arlene. I signed off of Facebook about a year ago because I found it was a time-waster. Zuckerberg and his friends, and other insiders are the only ones who have made any real money on the stock to date.

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    I think it is a viable investment but the stock price is expensive five times that of Google, I read it somewhere. It is a very young company and it is promising.

    1. Ramsa1 profile image63
      Ramsa1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I disagree, Pretty. FB is not a viable investment, at least not today.

      1. Express10 profile image89
        Express10posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I agree Ramas1. It is not a viable investment for those who weren't insiders in on the ground floor, it is not a young company when compared to Google (or other tech companies) when Google had it's IPO, and there is no plan in place to monetize mobile. In addition, there are already three lawsuits filed or being filed because some people feel that only wealthy insiders were warned about FB lower earnings forecast.

  4. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Facebook a bad investment? No. But it will be a stock which you will have to sit on for more than a year, in order to see a return on investment.

    1. Ramsa1 profile image63
      Ramsa1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There are much better investments than FB for the individual investor, including companies which are profitable and pay dividends. I see FB trading at $25 or lower in six months. However Cagsil, I hope that those who did buy FB at $38 at least breakeven in a year.

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sure there are more profitable businesses that pay dividends. But, that's not the point.

        The point is Facebook a bad investment. And, for those who are willing to hold it long term, it isn't. If you're trying to make a quick buck? Then you would be wasting your time.

        1. Pearldiver profile image82
          Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I Agree...

          But would add....

          If you want a real Short Term ROI then perhaps consider HubPages! smile