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Discussion in 'Stock Message Boards NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX' started by StockJock-e, Apr 4, 2016.

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  1. fireopal

    fireopal Well-Known Member

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    anyone have any of this - did well today and even better since er!!
     
  2. OldFart

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    well, I finally got perma banned....lol...liberal pansies couldn't take my right wing posts

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    Facebook crypto-currency, GlobalCoin, planned for 2020.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48383460

    It is planning to set up a digital payments system in about a dozen countries by the first quarter of 2020.
    The social media giant wants to start testing by the end of this year.
    Facebook is expected to outline plans in more detail this summer, and has already spoken to Bank of England governor Mark Carney.
    Founder Mark Zuckerberg met Mr Carney last month to discuss the opportunities and risks involved in launching a crypto-currency.
    Facebook has also sought advice on operational and regulatory issues from officials at the US Treasury.
    The firm is also in talks with money transfer firms including Western Union as it looks for cheaper and faster ways for people without a bank account to send and receive money.

    Kind of a bold move, seeing as Whatsapp's "end-to-end encryption" was recently hacked.
    Maybe SQ and TWTR, both run by Jack Dorsey, will combine in the face of this challenge....we can dream.
     
  4. StockJock-e

    StockJock-e Brew Master
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    Is there any kind of guess as to how much Libra can bring the bottom line?
     
  5. StockJock-e

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    Facebook's price target raised by Morgan Stanley to $250.00
     
  6. rolexian

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    Opened up a small position (500 shares) at 160.00.
     
  7. Vdubman

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    Am I the only person who thinks that Facebooks recent note they are going to donate $100mil to small news outlets to help cover Covid19 is a big conflict of interest for Facebook?

    directly donating to companies that will cover news that Facebook can add ads to for increased revenue?
     
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    • FB's Forward P/E of 26.5 represents a 4% Discount to its 5-year average of 27.6.
    • Based on Forward P/E, FB currently trades at a 22% Discount to its Online Services industry peers. On average, the company has traded at a 5% Discount over the past five years.
    • FB's current Forward P/E of 26.5 represents a 22% Discount to its Online Services industry average.
    What does this tell you about Facebooks Stock?
     
  9. StockJock-e

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    Facebook Stock Finally Looks Vulnerable as Unilever Yanks Its Ads

    Facebook lost another key source of advertising dollars Friday, as the multinational consumer-products maker Unilever said it planned to withdraw all its U.S. spending on the social media site.

    Facebook shares (ticker: FB) declined roughly 8% to $216.70, losing about 4% of that after Unilever made its announcement.
     
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    This is an interested event IMO.

    Its more than some ads being pulled, there is social change happening to the extent we have not seen before.
     
  11. TomB16

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    Facebook makes money on advertising. It's the world's largest advertising outlet. Better than a Superbowl commercial. When advertisers leave, the money diaappears. while this is motivated by political sentiment, it's a real world impact to cashflow. Not just Facebook. All social media. They can't give you a free product and lose money.

    There are people who believe that social media outlets are responsible for filtering opinions, censorship, and restricting free speech. Any opinions not online with their opinions, are labeled as "hate speech" . Opinions vary. Does a social media company become The politically correct enforcement division? Or is free speech more important?

    The good news is that it is not sustainable. Social media is not going away. Facebook and Twitter will bend to the political winds, compromise their positions, and do whatever it takes to get the money back. Where some users may cancel their profile, others will join.

    There could be an emergence of multiple social media companies, each with their own like-minded people.

    The job of social media is to create a large number of user profiles, who get to use the social media for free. Then the company sells advertising. That's it.
     
  13. stock1234

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    Those companies are getting free advertising just by saying they will boycott FB now :D
     
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    The world is changing. Facebook will have to make a decision.

    Mark Zuckerberg could simply declare that from now on, Facebook will censor, edit, and remove anything which is not politically correct, or socially acceptable to certain political points of view. Declare Facebook to be in alignment with a liberal media and take a stand against conservatives. Then he will lose that segment of the population, while money pours in from other people who share the social justice warrior sentiment.

    Zuckerberg can champion free speech, and proclaim that Facebook is a platform for all. He can refuse to moderate or edit anything. Some ads will cancel. Then other companies will step up and double down on ad revenue. Facebook could run ads from anyone and everyone willing to pay. Russians. Chinese. Ukraine. Turkey. Anti-American sentiment. Racist ideology. Fascism. Communist. Rival 3rd World War Lords. Dictators bent on corruption in Banana Republics.

    Facebook could double down and become the platform for conservative politics, conservative religion, and be wholly funded by Chick-Fil-A, televangelist, and right-to-lifers.

    After all, we expect that the average person should be smart enough to know that just because something was posted on Facebook, it doesn't make it an absolute fact. He/she should be smart enough to figure out what's real, what's really real, and do some fact checking on their own. You can't believe everything you see online.


    There's no turning back now. Gone are the happy, carefree days of neutrality. This is the big game of kickball, and you have to pick teams. No matter what, at the end of the day, Facebook will have a different business model and revenue stream. But they are not going bankrupt and shutting down. Unless Zuckerberg decides he's had enough, made enough money, and just shuts the whole thing down.
     
  15. A55

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    Sounds like NAACP wants to operate Facebook Screenshot_2020-07-08-19-39-39.png
     

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