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Don't Feel Bad If You Miss Out on the Twitter Stock IPO

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Well before we reach the day when Twitter goes public, the Wall Street hype machine will be running at full tilt.That's going to make it hard for some to resist jumping on the Twitter bandwagon. But before things start to get too crazy, there''s something you need to know...

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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

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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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New Facebook Video Sharing Takes On Twitter

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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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Facebook Stock Just Hit a New Low for 2013

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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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If this Works, Facebook Stock Could be the "Buy of the Decade"

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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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Facebook Stock Risk: New Social Media Apps Luring Teens Away

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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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Facebook IPO Deal Leaves Wall Street Seeing Red

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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?

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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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Facebook Stock Downgrades Keep Pouring In

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They say third time's the charm, but no such luck for Facebook stock, which fell even though the company's third earnings report since going public beat expectations.

The numbers failed to charm Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) investors who expected the report would offer more to like, and analysis who found plenty of concern in the expenses.

The social networking giant posted earnings per share of 17 cents, better than the consensus of 15 cents. Revenue came in at $1.59 billion, up 40% year over year, and ahead of forecasts for $1.53 billion. However, fourth quarter profit slumped 79%, dragged down by higher costs.

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Facebook Stock: Time for a Dividend in 2013?

Down about 42% from the $45 high after its initial public offering, Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB)needs a way to keep investor interest into 2013.

How about paying a dividend?

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Facebook Stock Fails to Rally as Lockup Ends

Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) fell more than 5% Friday as some 156 million shares held by early insiders and employees were freed from a lockup period.

It marked the fourth time a torrent of the social networking giant's shares were let loose for trading since the company's hugely hyped initial public offering (IPO) on May 18 at $38 a share.

The reaction to the sizable release of shares has been mixed.

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Investing in Facebook Stock? Keep an Eye on Dec. 12

Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) investors are getting an early holiday present.

That's because on Dec. 12, shares of the world's largest social networking company will be added to the Nasdaq 100 Index.

Facebook will have some very good company in the index, joining tech behemoths Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG), and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT). It'll rank 13th by market value ($60 billion).

Snagging a spot in the coveted index, a compilation of the 100 most valuable non-financial stocks traded on the Nasdaq, is the latest in a string of welcome news for Facebook shareholders, especially those bruised in its initial public offering fiasco on May 18.

And the news couldn't have come at a better time for shareholders.

Here's why.

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Is Zynga (Nasdaq: ZNGA) Doomed Without Facebook?

Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNGA), creator of FarmVille and other popular social games, has had a special business relationship with Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) for years. But now it's over.

Facebook Stock is Up 24% this Month – Will it Keep Going?

Facebook stock finally has been acting like it was expected to after its hugely hyped initial public offering in May: It's rising.

In a stark about-face, the stock has advanced more than 24% in November, after falling 50% from its IPO price over the previous five months.

The FB rally was pronounced Monday, with shares of the social networking giant closing up 8.09%.

In addition, it has logged better returns than the S&P 500 by 24 percentage points over the last 60 trading sessions.

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