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Re: Stocks
« Reply #795 on: November 20, 2014, 05:26:39 PM »
buying twitter. and maybe htz next week with new CEO announced.
OH MY !
Why would you do that? and why not FB instead of TWTR ?

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Re: Stocks
« Reply #796 on: November 21, 2014, 12:24:41 AM »
I have never understood the twitter hype. Tons of people with lots of money feel that since twitter has tons of users they will be able to make lots of money off of them. Yet neither the investors or twitter have figured out an effective way to make money at the level needed to be worth what they are worth. It seems to be a big gamble on the ability to monetize. Maybe I am missing something?

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Re: Stocks
« Reply #797 on: November 21, 2014, 12:27:11 AM »

I have never understood the twitter hype. Tons of people with lots of money feel that since twitter has tons of users they will be able to make lots of money off of them. Yet neither the investors or twitter have figured out an effective way to make money at the level needed to be worth what they are worth. It seems to be a big gamble on the ability to monetize. Maybe I am missing something?
I remember when the same was said on $FB, don't underestimate the power of social media + ads.

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Re: Stocks
« Reply #798 on: November 21, 2014, 12:36:04 AM »
I remember when the same was said on $FB, don't underestimate the power of social media + ads.

I personally never said the same for FB. I bought FB in the 30s.

FB is different since you have so many people browsing on their site all the time to see whats the latest. How many people on twitter do that? Oh and I just checked my twitter home page (which I only ever go on for Amex) and I don't see a single ad. (and there is tons of empty space on the sides). If I would invest in twitter it would be after I saw consistent ad placement throughout my usage.

I do grant that my usage is minimal, but thats how I use twitter (fb also is only for deals for me). How does everyone else use it?

I would love to be proven wrong with other people experiences and then maybe I could understand it more.

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Re: Stocks
« Reply #799 on: November 21, 2014, 12:45:44 AM »
I remember when the same was said on $FB, don't underestimate the power of social media + ads.

The same was not said, as FB was profitable way before the IPO.
The big question was how much more they could grow.
TWTR is not and was never in the same boat.
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Re: Stocks
« Reply #800 on: November 21, 2014, 01:06:26 AM »

The same was not said, as FB was profitable way before the IPO.
The big question was how much more they could grow.
TWTR is not and was never in the same boat.
The concerns then on FBs' inability to grow came out of underestimating the power of social media + ads,
FB delivered,
Twitter just hasn't delivered YET,

They may not be in the same boat, but they swim in the same waters. ( btw...)

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Re: Stocks
« Reply #801 on: November 21, 2014, 09:47:36 AM »
if Twitter can monetize their ad space. They will bring in tremendous cash.  However, it seems like it will need to overhaul their leadership before that will happen.

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Re: Stocks
« Reply #802 on: November 21, 2014, 09:48:50 AM »

if Twitter can monetize their ad space. They will bring in tremendous cash.  However, it seems like it will need to overhaul their leadership before that will happen.
+1 they're a bunch of lazy teens.

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Re: Stocks
« Reply #803 on: November 21, 2014, 12:29:14 PM »
if Twitter can monetize their ad space. They will bring in tremendous cash.  However, it seems like it will need to overhaul their leadership before that will happen.

But thats my point. The whole investment hinges on a big IF

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Re: Stocks
« Reply #804 on: November 24, 2014, 11:50:43 AM »
need a good stock to pick up. I have some cash laying around and it is just wasting away. Any ideas?

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Re: Stocks
« Reply #805 on: November 24, 2014, 11:56:47 AM »
need a good stock to pick up. I have some cash laying around and it is just wasting away. Any ideas?

Why not AAPL?
Just picked some up and already up 15%+

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Re: Stocks
« Reply #806 on: November 24, 2014, 12:39:23 PM »
And I'm considering when to cash out my AAPL. It's been a lovely ride but....
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« Reply #807 on: November 24, 2014, 12:47:17 PM »
And I'm considering when to cash out my AAPL. It's been a lovely ride but....
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« Reply #808 on: November 24, 2014, 12:52:18 PM »
Yup. Originally bought at 660. Doubled down at 540. Up almost 40%. And that's not counting the dividend
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Re: Stocks
« Reply #809 on: November 24, 2014, 01:13:07 PM »
And I'm considering when to cash out my AAPL. It's been a lovely ride but....
but...??