Comments on: Chart of the day, tech-stock edition http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/chart-of-the-day-tech-stock-edition/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/chart-of-the-day-tech-stock-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-33422 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 13:46:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11245#comment-33422 In this case, Seth, the basis for comparison is the IPO price. It isn’t intended as an IRR graph.

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By: SethRoberts http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/chart-of-the-day-tech-stock-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-33421 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 12:10:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11245#comment-33421 Would you please make these stock price graphs using log coordinates on the y axis? A change from 120 to 110 is not nearly as important as a change from 20 to 10.

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By: crumblrr http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/chart-of-the-day-tech-stock-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-33410 Fri, 25 Nov 2011 06:36:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11245#comment-33410 I so much believe that was a very compelling article to consider as you would planning going IPO!!!

Groupon must have not seen this coming!

I hope they get to have a grip for their hope…

Good Luck

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By: TFF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/chart-of-the-day-tech-stock-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-33394 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:04:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11245#comment-33394 Good point, mwf. Likewise, long-term investors don’t care a whit about the short-term fluctuations.

Is an interesting dichotomy.

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By: mfw13 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2011/11/23/chart-of-the-day-tech-stock-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-33393 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 00:02:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=11245#comment-33393 Felix, you state quite correctly that Groupon’s share price doesn’t reflect news about the company and is therefore akin to a volatile random-number generator.

My question is this…given the extent to which short-term trading has increased as a percentage of overall market volume, isn’t this true for many other stocks, and possibly the market as a whole?

After all, day-traders and millisecond long computer traders don’t care a whit about the long term prospects of the stock they are trading either.

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