Comments on: Much ado about nothing http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/ 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: FifthDecade http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/comment-page-1/#comment-39305 Mon, 21 May 2012 21:13:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14222#comment-39305 Well, that went well for Zuckerberg! Instant cash billionaire, got married… then the shares crashed, closing today at $34. As Steve Miller said “Take the money and run…” And that’s just what he did… This says a lot about the morals of society in general, and how Mammon has almost completely taken over. There’s an old Jewish saying about doing deals “Always leave something for the next man”. MZ obviously hasn’t heard that one.

For investors, Aloe Blacc has a useful song for you “I need a dollar, a dollar is what I need…” Sung four times of course.

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By: jneric http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/comment-page-1/#comment-39240 Sat, 19 May 2012 20:56:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14222#comment-39240 Yeh, Warhol was a fag.

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By: youniquelikeme http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/comment-page-1/#comment-39239 Sat, 19 May 2012 20:31:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14222#comment-39239 Yes Steve the usual people cashed. A cash cow can have the milk dry up or die a horrible death and be worthless in an instant, and who knows it better than those selling it. (This cow had no milk and was actually a bull with no straw, so will be selling for its pound of flesh in the near future)

How sad am I that I use the telephone, write emails and send pictures via the “old fashioned” way and have no Facebook friends to call my own and no use for sharing all my private info online so that businesses can collect it!

*shudders* I might not be able to buy any shares as I am so traumatized! (I am growing food on a farm instead … silly me, to be doing such useless stuff like that when I could be helping the world stay connected!)

The farce needed some sarcasm to liven it up.

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By: SteveP http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/comment-page-1/#comment-39237 Sat, 19 May 2012 18:18:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14222#comment-39237 Salmon is right : a farce. Or,if you prefer,a temptative
of robbery. Why make an IPO so big in a market so weak?
Couldn’t wait for September? This sound bleah… I fear
in September the market will be worse . This time the
market was more smart than Wall Street,refusing to buy.
But some bankers cashed.

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By: MrRFox http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/comment-page-1/#comment-39236 Sat, 19 May 2012 13:07:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14222#comment-39236 Let’s see – the underwriters must be sucking up stock in quant to keep the price above $38 – probably more of the smae next week. At some point soon they have to stop, and then start selling what they’ve bought. Hmmmm.

Maybe FB will end up hitting WS harder that those harpoons The Whale took?

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By: CoronaAdvances http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/comment-page-1/#comment-39234 Sat, 19 May 2012 11:40:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14222#comment-39234 go facebook!

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By: Kaleberg http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/comment-page-1/#comment-39231 Sat, 19 May 2012 02:09:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14222#comment-39231 Chris08 – “the idea” vs “financial entity” – That was well put.

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By: mfw13 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/comment-page-1/#comment-39229 Sat, 19 May 2012 01:04:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14222#comment-39229 Chris08,

That’s not suprising…after all most investors, especially individual investors, are buying Facebook “the idea”, not Facebook the “financial entity”.

Anybody who actually cares about the financials isn’t buying Facebook at a PE of over 100….

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By: Chris08 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/comment-page-1/#comment-39225 Fri, 18 May 2012 23:46:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14222#comment-39225 What I love about Facebook is that evidently nobody knows what the PE ratio is or the ROE or any of the things most intelligent investors want to know about company. Here is a company with a market cap over 100 billion dollars and no profile or financials.

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By: Christofurio http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/05/18/much-ado-about-nothing/comment-page-1/#comment-39224 Fri, 18 May 2012 23:30:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14222#comment-39224 I think this proves what they say: you can never accuse Bono of being “number two.”

http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/15 5658/bonos-sore-spot

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