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Ellakennedi
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My stock ideas



This week I took a long position in


Twitter @ 50.30
Siri @ 3.30


Only other stock I have I'm my etrade is XOM @ $89 which I added a few months back.







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rintintin
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Twitter scares the shite out of me. A company with a $30 billion market cap, who hasn't even reached a billion in revenue or turned a profit yet.

That being said, the alluring thing about them is Twitter is literally EVERYWHERE. They get free marketing from basically every commercial on TV, and every website on the internet. It's hard to imagine they won't start pulling in mounds of money in the future.

I just can't pull the trigger on them though. One slight underperformance on any metric could send the price tumbling.






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TigeRoots
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I just can't pull the trigger on them though. One slight underperformance on any metric could send the price tumbling.


I feel the same way about FB too. One quarter of declining user base and it plummets.






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Ellakennedi
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FB just paid 19 billion for whatsup app..... Wtf do you think twitter would be worth to a company like google that wants to get into social media... Not saying google will buy them, just saying to see FB pay that much for an app tell me that we don't know shite about valuations.


Not buying twitter down here is a big missed opportunity.






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rintintin
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just saying to see FB pay that much for an app tell me that we don't know shite about valuations.


I don't think one company paying an X amount for another can help us draw any concrete conclusions. Companies overpay and underpay for other companies all of the time. I think the company itself is a good purchase for FB FWIW. The price they paid can be debated about all day, and I won't go there.

I read an interesting article about social media companies and how they seem to be mainly valued by the number of users more so than any other metric. It makes sense considering most of their revenue comes from advertising, and the more faces on your site potentially equals more advertising revenue.

But over the long haul, companies will still be valued by their profitability. I mean, that's the fundamental reason you are purchasing stock in a company in the first place, for their future cashflows.

I'm not saying Twitter's price will go up or down in the future, but eventually, their price will be based on their profitability.




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GenesChin
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The price they paid can be debated about all day, and I won't go ther


The price they paid seemed to make perfect sense for FB but it wouldn't make sense for other companies. WhatsApp was a great decision based on what FB does


Twitter is interesting I just don't want to throw my money at it. Wouldn't say it is a bad idea though






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yellowfin
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You making all these moves with your 6k etrade account?

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I'm 32 now. I've made 6 figures since I was 23 and all I have is 6k and a lot of bills....I have 6k in cash in my etrade acct. What kinda car can I get for that?...








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Jwodie
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jimbeam
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big time player





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I Love Bama
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making six digits a year and only having 6k is not funny though. Very sad.






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rintintin
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Wow, and he had the audacity to say this in the other thread.

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If I was 25 and making less than $65k I would put a bullet in my skull.


If I was 32, having lived 9 years off of a 6 figure salary, and only had 6k in savings, I think I'd do the same.






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roguetiger15
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Hey op. U from lafayette and live in river ranch?





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jimbeam
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Ellakennedi
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It doesn't matter if I'm investing 6 hundred, 6k or 6mil... % profit is what I'm looking for. FB buy twitter? It's a war and I think twitter wins.

U guys sound like our grandparents that thought PCs were a fad. Social media isn't going anywhere. It is still in its infancy. I don't think they have fully figured out how to monitize it yet. Smart money is buying strictly off potential right now. The possibilities are truly endless. Get in soon... This is like google 10 years ago.


If u don't wanna gamble on just one here is something u may be interested...


ETF
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SOCL






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jimbeam
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U guys sound like our grandparents that thought PCs were a fad.
not sure how you came to this generalization by what I have posted






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TheIndulger
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I was actually considering buying shares of Twitter until I saw this thread





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CtotheVrzrbck
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If %'s is what you're after then you're doing it wrong. I like to ride the roller coasters, IPO's, Secondaries, and Earnings Reports is where I like to live and play. I make sure to pay attention to consumer trends and daily trade volume and how a stock moves in the last 30 minutes of trading. The market is very reactionary the timing of when you make your move is often the difference of a dollar per share or more.

I don't care if it's going up or down just give me chaos and I'll hedge it both ways. I always short a holding that's sliding and get out of the short when it starts to bounce back when the discount buyers see their opportunity.

If you're going long at least pick something that pays dividends.






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matthew25
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The OP has pulled in >$900k in 9 years and his investment account is up to well over $6K, and people on here can't see he is a future Buffett savant?

Sheeesh . .


One word . . . "plastics."







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HuntFishMan
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Yea I kind of ignored his list of stock picks considering his recent financial declarations





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GenesChin
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U guys sound like our grandparents that thought PCs were a fad.


Profits aren't a fad. They are the foundation of a business. Twitter is valued as a $30billion company and still hasn't recorded a dime in profits. Their EPS isn't going to be positive for a long time either








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