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  • Why This Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Acquisition Means Huge Profits

    When Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) recently announced it was buying the messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion, it touched off an avalanche of controversy and criticism.

    We saw comments from the usual market pundits and stock jockeys. But with WhatsApp - thanks to the unique name, and the immense purchase price - even the late-night comedians stepped up.

    This line from new "Late Night" host Seth Myers pretty much sums it all up:
  • Stock Market Today: Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls, These Stocks Soar

    U.S. stocks closed mixed today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average incurring losses, while the S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq noted modest gains.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.07% or 11 points, to 16,340; the S&P 500 closed up 0.03%, or 0.5 points, at 1,868 points; and the Nasdaq closed up 0.5%, or 16 points, at 4,323 points.

    Energy futures fell today, with crude oil, heating oil, and natural gas futures significantly off. Light, sweet crude oil for April delivery is down 2.1% at $97.91 per barrel today; heating oil is down 1.4% at $2.92 per gallon; and natural gas is down 1.7% at $4.52 per million BTUs.

    Meanwhile, metals futures rose, with gold trading up 1.5% at $1,367.50 per ounce, platinum trading up 0.7% at $1,475.30 per troy ounce, and silver rising 2.2% at $21.28 per ounce.

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  • What’s Driving Facebook Stock (Nasdaq: FB)? Women. Facebook-stock It may have been geeky male programmers that created social media apps like Facebook and Twitter, but it's mostly female users who drive their profitability. Here's what women do online that makes them so valuable to social media stocks...
  • Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Is Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace drone

    What is Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) up to?

    The social networking leader is slated to buy long-endurance, solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace in a $60 million deal.

    As crazy as it sounds, it's not that crazy at all...
  • What Pushed Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock to Record Highs This Week

    Monday's broad-based rally sent the S&P 500 Index to an intraday record and also helped push Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock to an all-time high of $70.92.

    Shares of the social networking giant climbed 3.4%, or 2.33 points, to the new high. Volume was heavy, with 76.63 million shares changing hands - compared to FB's average daily volume of 63 million shares.

    Here's why the rally isn't over...
  • Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Really Bought WhatsApp 5017703003_508d161ea6_z-001 Facebook is crazy for wanting to buy messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion - crazy like a fox. But most in the media have completely missed the key to why this deal is so smart. This is how Facebook plans to become the king of mobile...
  • Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion facebook buys whats app

    For Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB)if you can't beat 'em, buy 'em...

    In its biggest acquisition yet, Facebook announced late Wednesday it's buying mobile messaging company WhatsApp in a $19 billion blockbuster deal.

    Here's what’s behind the hefty price tag…
  • What's Pushing Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Higher 20140130MR1

    Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock soared 14% yesterday (Thursday) since it reported a year-over-year revenue increase of 63% in Wednesday's earnings report.

    Money Morning's Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson thinks there's one key development driving FB's stock and earnings higher.

    To watch Robinson's interview on CNBC World as he describes why FB stock keeps climbing, click here.
  • Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up 9% After Hours Zuckerberg At first blush, Facebook's earnings look good - the social networking giant beat expectations by $.04 a share, and revenue was up 63% year over year. But there are several trends among Facebook users that are going in the wrong direction, and threaten future growth. This is an ominous sign for shareholders...
  • Will Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Get Boost from New Ads? 20131217_SG-Varney_Web1

    Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock has more than doubled this year, but can it get another shot in the arm with a new ad strategy?

    The company recently announced that it will begin using video ads that will automatically play on users' news feeds.

    While some users may find this annoying, it could be highly profitable...
  • Will Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Feel "S&P Effect"? Mystery Document

    Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock still has a lot to prove if it wants to win over value investors, but it took a big step in that direction Wednesday with the announcement of its addition to both the S&P 500 and S&P 100 Indexes.

    The social networking giant will replace Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER), a manufacturer of test computer chips, in the prestigious broad-based S&P 500, and will change places with natural gas company Williams Cos. Inc. (NYSE: WMB) in the more elite S&P 100 at the close of business on Dec. 20.

    And this is a bullish sign for FB...
  • Facebook's "Dead Last" Chart Reveals a Troubling Fact I've made no bones about my feelings for Facebook Inc (Nasdaq:FB)  - that it's overrated, a flash in the pan, and ultimately doomed.

    Yes, the company just knocked the ball off earnings yesterday. And the stock is up 4.86% as I write this. But I really couldn't care less what happens in the short term. I still can't get behind its long-term potential.
    This is where the rubber meets the proverbial road for me...
  • Investing in Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock After Q3 Earnings Company Facebook 2

    Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) has surged 91% this year, leaving the drama of its initial public offering (IPO) behind - but has this rise run its course?

    The Q3 earnings report released yesterday (Wednesday) gives us some clues...

    FB stock surged 14% in after-hours trading Wednesday, after the social media giant announced a third-quarter profit of $425 million, or $0.17 a share.

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  • Twitter Stock IPO: Five Reasons It Won't Be Like Facebook's Checklist The Twitter IPO SEC filing was revealed to the public just yesterday, but the comparisons to Facebook's calamitous IPO started long before that. Beyond being social media stocks the two have little in common, however. Here's why Twitter's IPO will be different... Read more...
  • Are Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB) Good Stocks to Buy Now? 09252013SG2

    Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani joined FOX Business' "Varney & Co." today (Wednesday) to discuss whether two hot stocks in the market right now, FB and AMZN, are good buys.

    Gilani shocks Varney when he tells him what he's doing with AMZN right now...



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