Where will Twitter (TWTR) close today?

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) opened its IPO at $45.10 this morning. Investors are scrambling to get a piece of what they hope will be the next blockbuster social media company after Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). According to Dealogic, the average one day pop for U.S. listed technology or Internet IPOs is 35%. That leads us to the poll question of the day....

Where will Twitter (TWTR) close today?

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Twitter faces a slew of hurdles heading into IPO

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) has built a digital town square that's teeming with activity but riddled with financial potholes. Seven years after co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet through the online messaging service, more than 500 million posts are shared each day by everyone from the Dalai Lama to Justin Bieber.

But all the chirping hasn't translated to profits nor is it expected to any time soon.

As Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) prepares to complete its initial public offering of stock this week, the San Francisco company's history of losses totaling nearly $500 million is raising questions about its ability to turn a cultural phenomenon into a sustainable business. Continue reading "Twitter faces a slew of hurdles heading into IPO"

How social media sentiment can affect markets

On a daily basis over 140 million users of micro-blogging service - Twitter are generating a collective 340 million small text messages. This abundance of data contains a multitude of patterns hidden within. But can this data predict whether the stocks go up or down? Can it really assist traders on making calculated, informed and successful trades?

I think it is a fact that the media, both online and offline are able to influence the financial market and generate both positive and negative outcomes on market price. It is also said that investors are not the only subject to the sentiment of related news articles but also the public opinions.

The challenge is how to quantify such sentimental information to predict the movement of the stock markets, so say the researchers who mined the twitter data anyway. Continue reading "How social media sentiment can affect markets"

Twitter, will you buy it?

Twitter unsealed the documents for its planned initial public offering yesterday and says it hopes to raise up to $1 billion in one of the year's most eagerly awaited stock market debuts.

The documents revealed for the first time how much money the social networking company makes, which has been a long running mystery. Founded in 2006, Twitter has never turned a profit and has an uninterrupted history of losses totaling $419 million since its inception. But its revenue is growing and we thought we would ask.....

Will you buy Twitter stock?

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Will Yahoo's Billion Dollar Bet Sink The Company?

On May 20th, Marissa Mayer, the recently installed CEO of Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO), announced that Yahoo had acquired Tumblr, a micro blogging website for 1.1 billion dollars. This was her first major acquisition as the head honcho at Yahoo.

Make no mistake about it, this is a big bet for Yahoo. The question on every investors' mind is, will this acquisition work out for Yahoo?

Unlike Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Twitter, and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), all of whom stand for something, Yahoo is the odd man out as it lacks an identity. For example, we think of Amazon as a shopping site, Twitter for instant messaging and Google for search, but what about Yahoo? What does Yahoo stand for?

Marissa Mayer's acquisition of Tumblr was meant to make a bold statement and jump start Yahoo in a new, and hopefully cool, direction. Reviews on the Tumblr acquisition so far have been mixed. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look into the stock of Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) and its previous failed acquisitions. Who remembers GeoCities, Broadcast, and Flickr? I'm going to carefully analyze Yahoo's price action and share with you some insight as to what I think is going to happen to this stock.

The initial feedback I received in a recent sneak preview of this video has been extremely positive, and in several cases it was described as an "eye opener" for many of these viewers. The video runs for about 6 1/2 minutes.

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I personally believe this video will give you a look into how the markets really work. After you watch the video, you can make up your own mind whether this approach would be useful for your own trading or not.

So what are you waiting for? Let's get started right away!

Enjoy the video, and every success in your own trading,

Adam Hewison
President, INO.com
Co-Creator, MarketClub