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With a 37% gain in The Blackstone Group LP (NYSE: BX) since late July, we’ve done really well with our targeted investment in real estate.

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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) Stock Zooms – But Don't Let Earnings Fool You Financial Mouse trap (with hand) Anyone investing in Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock on Thursday saw long-awaited gains – but here’s why they shouldn’t get attached to seeing green.

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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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  • Stock Market Today: How Will Gold Follow Its Biggest Gain in a Year?

    The stock market today is flat in morning trading with investors focused on earnings and gold this week.

    Today's stock market follows a mild day Monday as investors awaited earnings from Netflix Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) after the close, and a flood of earnings later in the week. But the S&P 500 Index still managed to eke out another record close

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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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  • Four Reasons Facebook Stock Could Tumble After Earnings Report Falling folders

    Facebook stock rose nearly 3% Tuesday to come within $11 of its IPO price - but a disappointing earnings report could send shares plunging if the social media giant doesn't show healthy improvement.

    One of the biggest things to watch when Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) reports Q1 earnings after the close Wednesday will be how the company is managing the transition to mobile.

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  • 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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  • Could Another Go at a Facebook Phone Actually Work? Company Facebook like small

    A Facebook phone could be in the works, serving as the company's latest bold attempt to increase revenue and make money from its one billion users. 

    The social media giant sent out invites last week to a press event, "Come See Our Home on Android." Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will host the event at its Menlo Park, CA headquarters Thursday. 

    Rumors state the mobile device will use customized software that's a version of Google Inc.'s (Nasdaq: GOOG) Android 4.2 OS. The software will dominate a user's home screen. Updates and information from a user's Facebook account will be posted constantly.

    Industry insiders believe the company is working on the smartphone in collaboration with Taiwan's HTC. This is the second time the companies have collaborated on a Facebook-focused phone - with the first attempt only lasting a few months.

    Could it be that second time's the charm?

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  • 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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