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Why I Prefer Mutual Funds

Question of Fair Play Arise in Facebook’s I.P.O. Process from the NYTimes DealBook discusses how Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and other banks involved in the Facebook IPO “shared a negative outlook about Facebook with a select group of clients, rather than … Continue reading

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Greenshoe

I did not intend to post again about the Facebook IPO but Morgan Stanley’s $2.4 Billion Facebook Short persuaded me otherwise for its clear explanation of the Morgan Stanley greenshoe option, which involves shorting the IPO company’s stock. Felix Salmon explains … Continue reading

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Last Week’s Darling, This Week’s Dog

Today’s first five stories from Eric Bedell’s This Web Day: Facebook stock slides for 3rd day Facebook shares opened at a low of $32.59 Tuesday morning. A Reuters report says an analyst for lead underwriter Morgan Stanley cut his revenue … Continue reading

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Facebook IPO: Aftermath

Here’s an interesting tidbit from today’s NYTimes Dealbook article As Facebook’s Stock Struggles, Fingers Start Pointing: Some institutional investors were also surprised by the size of their allocations, expecting to get far fewer shares. In the process of jockeying for … Continue reading

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IPO Falling Flat on Its Face(book)

Some worthwhile analyses of why Facebook’s stock price has fallen below the float just a few days after the IPO: Roger Chen, CNET, Why Facebook’s stock is tanking–”Facebook just isn’t worth $100 billion . . . At $38, Facebook’s price-to-earnings ratio was … Continue reading

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Note to Self: Never Tweet “That Dress Makes You Look Fat”

As my Internet law students know from my recent classroom rambles lately I am focused–it sounds much better than obsessed–with exploring and defining the complex relationship between privacy, social media, and electronic data tracking. The issues are not new to … Continue reading

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One Mean Man

I just learned that I am the prototypical Google+ user. Comscore reports that in January the average user spent 3.3 minutes using Google+–that’s 3.3 minutes for the entire month, not each day.  That is, I recall, exactly how much time … Continue reading

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