Facebook’s IPO: Two long-term views from Wes Moss

Our regular Monday blogger, certified financial planner and Sunday morning WSB radio show host Wes Moss, recently offered a few of his perspectives in advance of today’s initial public stock offering on the Nasdaq by Facebook.

Wes Moss hosts 'Money Matters' Sunday mornings on AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB

Wes Moss hosts 'Money Matters' Sunday mornings on AM750 and 95.5FM News/Talk WSB

– His initial post on the topic – “Should you buy Facebook?” — was published on this blog in February, but remains relevant because of the long-term view he takes:

You may want to give the stock a few months to find a level reflective of both the company’s future promise and the challenges it faces.

– A follow-up post last month — “Return of the tech bubble?” — posits an even wider view as Wes examines the balance between innovation and fundamentals that tech-sector investors especially need to weigh:

As the tech sector continues to heat up with Instagram-type deals, look for ways to cash-in while maintaining a diverse portfolio that is in line with your long-term goals and risk tolerance.

With subsequent developments from Facebook and the overall tech world, how have your answers to these questions evolved? Would you recommend a Facebook buy, whether now or later?

And what about the specter of a return to the burst tech bubble of the late 1990s? Inevitable, or are things far different today?

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SheeshLouise

May 18th, 2012
4:55 pm

WOMP WOMP WO WOMMMMMPPP. Meeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww. *crickets*

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Ole Guy

May 19th, 2012
3:24 pm

Remember the venerable John Housman’s suggestion on “making money the ole fashioned way…you “ean it”. Tech bubbles and Facebook notwithstanding, we need to start having a little confidence in some of the…oh, I don’t know…ole fashioned stuff; the stuff which has sustained us, as a civilization for longer than I care to count. We’ve already seen where the gd tech stuff has led…let’s call it the vortex into social oblivian. I know I know, tech is the future, but let’s get the basic economic foundations in order first.

Milton Barbarosh

May 22nd, 2012
9:04 am

If you want to know why Facebook shares went down, find out how many Facebook Officers, Directors, Shareholders and employees purchased shares on the IPO? If its such a good investment why don’t the insiders want any of it??
Milton Barbarosh
Stenton Leigh Group