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In the mid-1990s, I was fortunate to meet and start working with an Upstate New York money manager named Anthony M. Gallea.

The relationship began when I attended and wrote stories about some of the investment seminars he periodically held for prospective and existing clients. He then became a “source” for some of the investment stories I periodically wrote for Gannett Newspapers. And we ultimately collaborated on a pretty successful book about “Contrarian Investing” that was published by Prentice Hall.

Along the way, Tony shared some pretty important snippets of investing wisdom…

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  • Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Is on Fire – So Don't Get Burned facebook6 Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock closed over $39 for the first time ever Monday, but the gains were short-lived. In mid-morning trading Tuesday, FB shares slipped more than 2% to $37.94.

    Nonetheless, Monday's milestone, which took a long 14 months to achieve, left many investors giddy - and confused.

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  • Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Earnings: It's All About Mobile Company Facebook like small

    One of the most closely watched earnings reports comes after the close Wednesday when Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) earnings for the second quarter are released.

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  • A Fab.com IPO Might Cure the Facebook Syndrome Facebook's largely failed IPO made investors bearish on new offerings, but an IPO of the fast-growing design site Fab.com IPO could change their minds. Read more... Read More...
  • New Facebook Video Sharing Takes On Twitter Company Facebook 2

    Those investors still betting on Facebook stock got hopeful news today as CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced a Facebook video sharing capability - courtesy of Instagram.

    "A small team has been working on a big idea. Join us for coffee and learn about a new product," read invitations sent from Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) to select journalists and media outlets for an announcement today.

    The news was Facebook's attempt to capitalize on the popularity of video sharing - which has led teens, tweens and young adults to ditch Facebook for apps like Twitter's Vine.

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  • Here's What Really Happened in the Botched Facebook IPO If you can stomach it, Shah Gilani explains the sordid details behind the blown IPO… Read more... Read More...
  • Facebook Stock Just Hit a New Low for 2013 Coahuilan Box Turtle

    Missing amid the numerous stock market milestones and seemingly unstoppable rallies since the start of the year is Facebook stock.

    Tuesday marked the 20th consecutive Tuesday the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed with a gain. And, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, up 16.4% year-to-date, finished just nine points shy of its all-time high of 1,669.16 hit mid-month.

    Meanwhile the Nasdaq, Facebook's (Nasdaq: FB) home exchange, has gained 4% in May and 16% this year.

    In contrast, Facebook stock is down some 10% year-to-date.

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  • Facebook Stock Ends Disappointing Year One; Any Shot at a Comeback? Company Facebook dislike

    One year ago, Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) made its trading debut in one of the most highly anticipated initial public offerings ever.

    While it's okay to offer a congratulatory happy anniversary, it's been anything but a honeymoon for the company and investors.

    Some 421 million shares were sold, raising $16 billion, giving Facebook a whopping $104 billion valuation.

    Then the disastrous story began: Shares were priced at $38, opened at $40, and then, within 10 market hours after the pricing, Facebook stock flailed. Technical glitches at the Nasdaq caused a delayed open, late executions and reports, and mispriced trades.

    Lawsuits are still pending.

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  • If this Works, Facebook Stock Could be the "Buy of the Decade" Company Facebook like small

    Facebook stock is one of the most controversial stocks in existence today.

    With one billion users, investors have been waiting to see if Facebook's business model can pay off, especially after its IPO tanked.

    Today, Money Morning's own e-commerce director, Bret Holmes, is going to give you the inside scoop on Facebook stock. Not some theoretical financial analysis, but what the future looks like for Facebook, from a guy who understands e-commerce and can explain how Facebook stock could be the "buy of the decade" for investors.

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  • IPO Performance of 2013: Check Out Winners and Losers So far IPO performance for 2013 has rewarded investors – and there’s more to come. Here are the year’s best and worst performers. Read more... Read More...
  • Facebook Stock Risk: New Social Media Apps Luring Teens Away Company Facebook dislike

    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is starting to get a taste of what it means to be the king of the social media hill.

    Small and more nimble competitors with novel ideas have sprung up and begun to entice young users away from the No. 1 social media platform - a bad omen for Facebook stock, which 11 months after its IPO still trades 29% below its offer price.

    According to Piper Jaffray's annual "Taking Stock of Teens" survey, teens are spending less time with Facebook and more with a vast array of alternatives.

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  • IPO Calendar 2013 Heats Up With These Five New Offerings After a slow start to April, with just one deal scheduled for pricing, the IPO calendar is getting crowded again in the second week of the month. Stock prices should stay firm, and that means favorable conditions for IPOs. Here are five to keep on your radar. Read More...
  • Facebook IPO Deal Leaves Wall Street Seeing Red Company Facebook dislike

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday approved Nasdaq's plan to pay $62 million in compensation to brokers for mishandling the Facebook IPO. The Nasdaq missteps during Facebook's (Nasdaq: FB) debut cost Wall Street a collective $500 million and firms have fought to recoup those losses.

    The amount was cleared by the SEC after Nasdaq offered to pay more than is allowed under its existing bylaws. As a self-regulatory organization, the Nasdaq enjoys certain legal protections which could have resulted in a significantly smaller settlement.

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  • Can Mobile Really Drive a Facebook Stock Rally? Company Facebook 2

    One of the reasons Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) hasn't fared better since it started trading - it's off 25% from its $38 IPO price - is the company's failure to profit from increased mobile activity among users.

    But now, less than a year after Facebook's acknowledgement that it needed to monetize its growing mobile member usage, the company bills itself as a truly mobile company.

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  • IPO Calendar 2013: Don't Miss SSNI, MODN Initial Public Offering

    The IPO calendar for 2013 is starting to get more crowded as spring approaches.

    The aftermarket for initial offerings has been especially strong as investors are rewarded for investing in new ventures and private equity cash outs.

    Analysts expect the pace of offerings to continue to increase as the demand has been very strong and the equity markets are at or approaching new all-time highs.

    There will be two deals pricing in the next couple weeks and several larger deals are expected by the end of the month, including the widely anticipated Sea World offering.

    In the last few days there have been two deals added to the upcoming IPO calendar with specific pricing dates coming in the next couple weeks.

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  • IPO Calendar 2013: Who to Watch in March Initial Public Offering

    After a very quiet end to February, several high-profile deals should make the initial public offering (IPO) calendar for March 2013.

    The year has gotten off to a great start with strong market performance by newly public companies. Overall there have been 20 IPOs so far this year and 17 are currently trading higher than the offering price.

    One of the biggest has been Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: NCLH) with a blistering gain of more than 50% in just a few weeks.

    March will see a slow but interesting start with just two deals coming to market in the first week of the month.

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