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Forget that S&P 500 e-mini futures plunged to four-month lows at 1290; or Treasury yields crashed back to their record lows; or Gold and Silver's surge today; or WTI's plummet to almost a $90 handle; or Citi joining Morgan Stanley in the red year-to-date; or credit markets continuing into the red for the year; or IG9 10Y soaring further to 160bps - widest in 6 months; or VIX closing above 25% for the first time in 5 months (and decompressing to Europe's pain). Today was all about one thing - the disaster that was/is/and will be Facebook - between late openings, overwhelmed systems, a dump to the syndicate bid and almost 600mm shares traded with the syndicate just soaking it all up at $38.00 early and into the close. Is it any wonder that every other social media stock plunged and how do they expect to ever get another internet IPO off again (at anything but a massive discount). No matter what correlation trick was tried to juice markets today - for the tenth day-in-a-row markets saw a BTFD turn into a STFR. Not a pretty end to the ugliest week in six month for the S&P 500 as it nears its 200DMA into the close.

Facebook...

and (h/t Dennis Dick) for the following visual of the HFT tractor beam in FB...

And the massive dominance of the syndicate bid (as who else could it have been) is clear in this chart of the volume profile for today...with Facebook's VWAP perfectly at $40 by the close...

 

Morgan Stanley = Zuckerpunched

 

 

And the S&P 500 e-mini  futures SNAFU continues...

 

Utilities, Energy, and Materials are all now down YTD with Industrials close...

 

Gold had quite a week...

and longer-term stocks are catching up to risk-assets (proxied here by CONTEXT)...

And corporate bonds (dark red below) are now starting to get hit by the selling in the indices...

A quick run down of the day's events from Bloomberg TV:

Finally, this is what happens, Larry, when due to lack of real demand, you sell the second largest IPO in history to 25% retail, which has absolutely no idea how to trade a $100+ billion company and preserve the illusion of the ponz.

Charts: Bloomberg and Capital Context

 

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:22 | 2441722 TrustWho
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Today was a great day. The MUPPETS told wall street....FU. The greedy pigs are squelling!

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:22 | 2441723 Thucydides
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Sit on my Facebook and tell me that you love me.....

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:24 | 2441729 midgetrannyporn
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best comment[sic] from yahoo!

 

Blue Horseshoe does not "like" Facebook.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:24 | 2441732 Kastorsky
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Bernank probably shit his pants just now, thinking "what if I announce QE3 and market treats it as IPO of FB?"

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:25 | 2441738 Silverhog
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Soggy firecracker. Little smoke then nothing.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:31 | 2441774 Zero Govt
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that's not what Jim Cramer was saying would happen

..aren't we supposed to be at $70.00 by close?

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:57 | 2441883 walküre
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Cramer is going on a long vacation soon... He couldn't get the muppets to dance to his tune today.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:17 | 2441940 Waterfallsparkles
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I do not like Cramer but I thought he said do not buy at the open.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:25 | 2441739 catalyst21
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I have a balanced mutual fund evenly spread across YouTube, Twitter, and Face Book.
It's called:  You Twit Face

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:26 | 2441741 kahunabear
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Just what Morgan Stanley needed. To be holding millions of an overpriced inut!!

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:26 | 2441744 Winston Smith 2009
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Always LOVE the non-trivial (aka, non-CNBS) analysis you guys do here.  The HFT stuff was a trip.  So very few know what's actually going on in the markets in which they foolishly invest.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:27 | 2441749 ebworthen
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"Traders with bowler hats can make a cool million on a .06 move, as long as they are me with my tractor beam!"

http://www.flickr.com/photos/79008263@N05/7074511733/in/photostream/

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:28 | 2441753 Josh Randall
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One man's Facebook is another man's Match.com -- the best thing about FB is all the past women of yesteryear that surface and send you requests once they get divorced 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:30 | 2441767 the not so migh...
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Thats cool

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:34 | 2441786 Agent P
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Divorce then FB requests...I know of a few cases where it happened in the reverse order.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:38 | 2441754 EclecticParrot
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While I'm not one to believe in metaphysics or mysticism (visions of the Virgin Mary on the side of a grain silo, etc.), the following can only be described as uncanny:

If you turn today's chart of FB upside down, you get an exact caricature of former Yahoo! CEO Terry Semel giving Zuckerberg the finger.   Honest ! 

(I guess the lost chance to buy the company in '06 for a cool $Billion had to hurt).

Here's a photo:

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-01-03/tech/30319395_1_mark-zuck...

This simple line chart makes it more clear than Tyler's above:  http://www.google.com/finance?q=fb

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:29 | 2441764 JohnnyBriefcase
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I'm finding this surprisingly easy to masturbate to.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:58 | 2441890 pods
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Quote of the week!

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:31 | 2441769 Zen Bernanke
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the syndicate can buy whatever they need to support the price.   at the end of the day if they're holding 200 million shares in inventory that they coudln't offload to some idiot somewhere else, they'll simply cancel those shares and FB just gets less money.  no big deal....pun intended.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:31 | 2441772 Winston Smith 2009
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554 million shares sold, only 2.2 BILLION more to sell:

http://www.google.com/finance?cid=296878244325128

No way in hell are they going to be able to hold the price above $38 when they could barely manage that today.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:31 | 2441775 ptoemmes
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ZH - or willbanzai7 - T-shirt:

 

565 million shares traded all I got was a lousy 23 cents.

Please like me.

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:33 | 2441778 veyron
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Proof that retail did not participate in the IPO:

 

ETFC,IBKR,AMTD,SCHW,NDAQ,MS ALL DOWN TODAY

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:47 | 2441842 Winston Smith 2009
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Awwwww... And the HFT traders were counting on retail suckers...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:33 | 2441782 Joebloinvestor
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I hope FB insiders that excercised options but didn't sell today are shitting their pants over the weekend.

I would enjoy seeing "DOT COM VER.2.0" capital gain hell.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:48 | 2441845 Winston Smith 2009
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The idiots deserve everything they get just as they did in 2000.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:38 | 2441790 Money 4 Nothing
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What an overhyped POS. Well, I guess Zuckerberg rendered to Cezar today, and that's it! 

What a sloppy way to debut a new stock offer. I would have pulled the plug and walked away, net -0- at the end of the day for most. 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:36 | 2441794 Scalaris
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Mazel tov

Facebook Inc. (FB), the social network operator whose shares began trading today, was sued for $15 billion in an amended complaint by subscribers who claim the company invaded their privacy by tracking their Internet use.

In the complaint filed yesterday in federal court in San Jose, California, the plaintiffs say Facebook improperly tracked users even after they logged out. Twenty-one cases making similar claims have been consolidated before the court.

The latest filing seeks to proceed on behalf of U.S. residents who subscribed to Facebook from May 2010 to September 2011.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:45 | 2441835 Aztec Warrior
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Facebook has been doing that for at least 4 years - Go to any website with their social plugin - even if you log out - you will start seeing which of your FB friends read that articale -

some big examples - WaPo, Huffington Post, the whole gawker family of websites.

Google tried the same with its failed venture Google buzz.

Whats funny that the bankers, lawyers and silicon valley "entrepreneurs" involved in this mess probably see each other every Sabbath in the same Synagogues in NYC and Bay Area

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:04 | 2441912 walküre
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There's a new twist to the story though.

FB promotes products to you that your friends supposedly "like" and when you ask your friend about it, they never heard of it.

It's completely off the charts grotesque and the worst kind of manipulation.

Say for example, we know each other very well and we both had FB accounts. Then one day you get a message stating "walküre likes Bud light" when you only remember seeing me drink Warsteiner. If you liked me enough, you might just find yourself buying Bud light when you come over next time and then all hell would break loose.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:54 | 2442209 Scalaris
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I'm pretty sure that any and such particulars are promplty and extensively covered by the clusterfuck that is facebook's user agreement, which apparently holds you liable for your first-born upon subscription, in exchange for the right of having a profile where random people comment on high-contrast, high angle photos of yourself drinking latte while hugging a panda on a trike.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 19:23 | 2442284 GoldenTool
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Dude, trying to drink over here it's Friday.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:17 | 2441944 PasteEater
Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:38 | 2441798 vegas
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Classic. the only thing missing from the clip is Walter telling Donny, "STFU Donny." And after this debacle today, how many MS internal meetings over the weekend to ask the all important question, "Boss, WTF do we do with all this shit at $38?"

"Oyyyyy."

 

http://vegasxau.blogspot.com

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:38 | 2441800 Cursive
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I'm thousands of miles away from Wall Street, but I could smell the fear on this tape. I think the IB's went a bridge too far today.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:39 | 2441804 FLUSA.com
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Where is my NIA mail telling me how much better an investment SYNC is then FB?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:39 | 2441806 I am a Man I am...
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Facebukkake

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 01:45 | 2442846 Sokhmate
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redundant.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:46 | 2441810 walküre
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WTF

AH print of $42 flashing for split seconds several times and back to the 38 handle.

Stick a fork in it.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:41 | 2441814 TraderTimm
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Apologies for cross-posting, but I'd really like to see a crapton of 'likes' for this:

 

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shore-T-Faycebuk/290432514382589

 

Short Facebook needs your support!

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:37 | 2442165 ebworthen
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That would require me to have an account, then login.

Nice idea though, best of luck.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:56 | 2441816 battlestargalactica
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This is so obvious, so clearly goddamn manipulated from 11 AM EST through the closing bell. Unbelievable horse@hit.

Post bell, I'm listening to the big Fakebook buyer assclowns on Bloomberg using the same lame-ass, 20th century sale pitch used to pump the .com insanity for years... 'The user opportunity! Now, people can pay for things on their iPads! That's never happened before. Its that easy! All these people will buy while they socialize! Maybe not now, but in the future! It's only upside going forward!'

(eyeroll)

I remember sitting in a telecom start-up in the late 90s listening to some hotshot talking loudly about how he took home equity loan and emptied his saving account to go all-in for the etoys.com ipo. $78/share opening price. He was bragging about about his insider information on how it was all dialed-in, a total cash cow... Sometimes I wonder if he ended up taking his own life, or if he's one of those meth addicts that they scrape out of a dumpster on the 'COPs' tv show.

http://www.cnet.com/1990-11136_1-6278387-1.html

All I can say, if this is opening day 'pop', then good luck, suckers. You 'Fakebook' buyers can at least point to the singular moment in your life where it all went wrong, that one wrong step that changed everything and led to your utter destruction.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:38 | 2442008 lakecity55
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How soon until we can short this crap game?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:51 | 2442041 toady
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Lake City?

My Mom lives near there...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:43 | 2441823 Catflappo
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So there was a miraculous bounce of $38.00 around 7 mins from the close.... just as the 38.00 bid was down to 25,000 lots, they were suddenly bid for 100,000 and it moved to 38.10 and then higher.   

So tell me, how come the bid wasn't buying any when they were freely available for ages between 38.00 and 38.10?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:48 | 2441846 LawsofPhysics
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we told you not to take the red pill.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:44 | 2441831 no life
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Did anyone ask how many of the facebook users are actually fake/dummy accounts?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:51 | 2441858 Agent P
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Are you suggesting that all those pages created for people's cats aren't for real cats?  How dare you, sir?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:00 | 2441895 fuu
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I think most mafia wars players created about 499 fake accounts each.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:03 | 2441906 wonderatitall
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i have 8. the cast is southpark characters and i have no idea what adds they run. i do it to run the solitare game.....boredom is what it is used for.....facebook is the worst run and managed "social" network but they do have libertarian sites i joined, all of us. that is until the dog eating racist hatemonger gets re selected by the mob

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:40 | 2442017 lakecity55
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I have 82. I drank too much Red Bull one night and was bored. I had to do something.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:03 | 2441908 YesWeKahn
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I have 4 facebook accounts.  I have 6 personal email accounts. I have only one Zerohedge account.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 19:03 | 2442235 Karl von Bahnhof
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Zerohedge IPO

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:35 | 2442002 lakecity55
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Also, how about those who signed up, left after a while, but never came back?

Did they count inactive users in their totals???

I bet they have half the number of active users they claim...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:04 | 2442068 toady
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My sister signed up and posted all the grandbaby pictures, refusing to send them any other way, to force other family members to sign up.

"Once you sign up you'll see how great it is!"

I tried to sign up, but it wanted a bunch of personal info, so fuck that.

Imade up a bunch of stuff, got the pictures, and never went back. Timmy Smith is probably still 'liked' out there somewhere....

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:47 | 2441843 Hubbs
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Hah! Love it, with the every detail, especially the pause that occurs after the light on the console in the boiler room finds the 1 chump in a hundred that answers his phone, and the mad dash by the broker to net that fish before he gets away.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:53 | 2441860 delacroix
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 next move for ms, create a social networking etf?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:48 | 2442195 gatorengineer
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How about a 3x beta short Social Networking ETF, I would be all over that.......

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:52 | 2441863 CryingBear
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CRM PROFIT SOARED TO -.12 A SHARE AND IS UP 13% TODAY.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:57 | 2441882 junkyardjack
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Whoever is buying that company is completely out of their mind, just leave that piece of shit alone, its impossible to get a decent short when dealing with crazy...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:01 | 2441897 Waterfallsparkles
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CRM is heavly controled by Nyse.  Even when it pulls back it runs right back up.  I do not knowe why Wall Street loves it so much but someone manages the shares.  Used to trade it but stopped.  To controled.

The problem with CRM is that the Executives take too much money out of the profits thru their compensation.  Shareholders are just there to feed the insiders.  You would think it would be a good short but for some reason Wall Street likes the fact that the Executives are Raping the value out of the Stock thru compensation.

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 19:19 | 2442274 junkyardjack
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"Granted, the stock looks very expensive, trading at 85 times forward earnings. But as long as Salesforce.com performs, its stock will likely be dear. It's just that kind of a stock, one that's built to trade at a premium. And though of course a fall from grace could be severe, the stock has blown away the Nasdaq since it went public in 2004.

 So hold your nose and take the plunge if you're ok paying top dollar."

 

This explains the ridiculousness of the stock well enough.  As long as the stock goes up it goes up. No one knows why they own it...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:54 | 2441871 Waterfallsparkles
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Zuckerberg grabed all of the value out of Wall Street and left nothing for Shareholders. Plus, no voting rights.

Maybe he is as smart as they say.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 20:17 | 2442422 Trimmed Hedge
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I'm guessing he got a little "help" coming up with those ideas....

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 20:32 | 2442454 El Oregonian
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Another CIA Asset... What can I say...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:57 | 2441884 RaymondKHessel
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Delete *everything* from your Sh__book account and leave it open with a nice picture of Tahiti on it. Instead of "deactivating" it which is all closing does.

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 00:15 | 2442807 One World Mafia
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Everything still goes to, or will go to, the huge data center the govt is erecting (or is it completed yet?) in Utah.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:57 | 2441886 sudzee
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Oh the wonders of true price discovery.

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 00:15 | 2442808 One World Mafia
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What's that?

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 23:29 | 2444354 Money 4 Nothing
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Mark to Myth.. just sayin'.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 16:58 | 2441888 Vamp-Squid
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I posted these charts several weeks ago and the massive Head & Shoulders patterns are even more prevalent now. Again, notice how two major exchanges NOT priced in US dollars are showing the same perfectly bearish pattern. I think I can guess how this is going to end....

Toronto:

http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=$TSX&p=W&yr=6&mn=0&dy=0&id=p87623751908&a=267382093

The UK:

http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=$FTSE&p=W&yr=6&mn=0&dy=0&id=p05933321023

Copper:

http://stockcharts.com/h-sc/ui?s=$COPPER&p=W&yr=6&mn=0&dy=0&id=p15855743380

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:03 | 2441902 dwdollar
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They couldn't even get a 1% gain on the first day for the nightly news. That's FUCKING SAD.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:12 | 2441928 zrussell
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Me thinks Tyler and the rest of you are showing some major envy green- for the nice shiny slot mackine that Zuk installed in the big casino. The marketing hype guys did their job, and the pushers came through. The "system"is working.

 

Y'all just couldn't find a way to profit from it- or you would haver been all over it.

 

I don't own a smart phone or subsribe to the social media movement, but FB has helped me contact some long lost friends, and I think that's great (and free).

 

ZH is fast filling up with armchair judges/naysayers (complete with foul language) and pontificators at levels heretofore unimaginable.

 

We are here to digest information that is pointing to major changs in our lives- and help each other.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:18 | 2441950 fuu
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STFU!

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:21 | 2441959 CvlDobd
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"(and free)"

 

Brilliant! You just made the nayser point for us.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:26 | 2441973 veyron
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I Upvoted since "ZH is fast filling up with armchair judges/naysayers (complete with foul language) and pontificators at levels heretofore unimaginable." is true

 

However, it should be noted that most people are displeased not because they were able to profit but rather because it offends our sensibilities.  Not everyone would jump at every profitable opportunity.  After all, if that were the case, we'd all be drug dealers ...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:28 | 2441976 Winston Smith 2009
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"Me thinks Tyler and the rest of you are showing some major envy green"

Very few if any here envy the hypesters or thieves nor do they pity the suckers.  There is no "envy" involved, only contempt for the stupidity which enables the wholesale profiteering by unethical scum.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:17 | 2442110 Monkeyfister
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Wish I could plus this up more.

Here's an Honorary +100.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:41 | 2442173 ebworthen
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Exactly.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:44 | 2442180 Jay Gould Esq.
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Hear, hear.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:32 | 2441993 lakecity55
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Had the concensus of fundamentals been in the green, I think all of us here would have tried to profit.

How do you expect a free social service to profit-- unless it's filled with adz--or--sells off your info!

I knew to steer clear once I saw the revenue vs. the IPO price. That is just common sense!

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:36 | 2442006 Dens
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Ahhh so it was you on that 38 bid. Alls fine now.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:59 | 2442059 dwdollar
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You got me buddy. I'm so envious for not being an insider pushing garbage or a HFT operator.

/sarc

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:11 | 2441929 digalert
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Earth to mother ship:

 there are no more intelligent lifeforms left here

mission accomplished

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:14 | 2441936 Money 4 Nothing
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Developing story..

"SEC launches inquiry into Facebook trading glitches"

I don't know when the story will be up. Possibly never?

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:30 | 2441937 Money 4 Nothing
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My appologies, I leveraged my first post.

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 08:19 | 2441949 CalibratedConfidence
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Algo's went apeshit today in Facebook

Bid Size Fall Cycle repeater: http://twitpic.com/9mi6tx

High Quote Levels: http://twitpic.com/9mggcb

The Facebook Clusterfuck from my chair: http://www.calibratedconfidence.com/2012/05/hft-banks-on-medias-hype-of-facebook-in.html

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:19 | 2441954 NuYawkFrankie
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PieInTheFaceBook post-IPO recrimination party:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4-spBDcJyk

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:20 | 2441957 q99x2
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Great demonstation of the tractor.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:37 | 2442009 ThisIsBob
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The name of the game here was money in the bank and it sure looks like mission accomplished to me.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:38 | 2442010 junkyardjack
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Maybe Warren Buffet was accumulating another great value stock....

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:44 | 2442025 El Oregonian
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Morgan Stanley, the underwriter, can eat shit (which they now have to) and die!

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 17:48 | 2442034 PicassoInActions
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there was 100 billion $ generated out of nothing.... and we keep blaming banks for money out of thin air.

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:04 | 2442073 ParaZite
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So, it started at 38 and ended up at 38.04.

What in the hell are they going to do with that 4 cents per share?

PARTY TIME, excellent!

Oh well, Zuck still gets stuck with a huge tax bill. Maybe if we are lucky, Bono will retire off his easy billion... that's the only upside I am seeing, other than a few more people joining the "One Percent".

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:10 | 2442094 TahoeBilly2012
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Come on. I have used Facebook to link great websites and alternative articles, like Zhedge. The Internet has educated and changed many peoples minds about many issues. MSM is all but dead to the new generation. I was chastised to talk politics on FB amongst some of Berkeley/Columbia buddies in the beginning. Even they now have stopped propping up Krugman and the status quo. Ron Paul is where he is from many people "abusing" social media to tell the truth. That said, yea, it can be pretty retarded, but there you go. It could ultimately be a major reason we get our Liberty back one day.

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 09:23 | 2443063 squexx
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Did your parents have any kids that lived?!?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:14 | 2442101 dreadnaught
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Facebook is slowly becomeing the new MySpace

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:21 | 2442124 Monkeyfister
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It already is, but just doesn't know it, yet.

 

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:15 | 2442103 Everybodys All ...
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This IPO did exactly what it was intended to do. The facebook IPO created a backdoor bailout of Jerry Brown's California budget mess via the wealth created and new incoming capital gains taxes.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:17 | 2442108 Morrotzo
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This is a pretty common question about MossadBook, I mean MuppetBook, I mean CIA World FactBook and I have never heard a good answer to it...

"Facebook is valued at over 100 billion dollars. Have you ever bought anything from Facebook or even clicked on an ad? I haven't and I bet you haven't either.

900 million people doing nothing is still nothing, right?"

 

Good thing 25 percent of California's revenue this year is coming from Facebook! All those pensions, 401Ks and retirement plans are going to take a BEATING.

Whats that I hear? I hear a great disturbance in Farce, as if million of muppets and retirement plans screamed out in terror and were suddenly silenced.

 

 

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:19 | 2442115 kill switch
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The I.R.S. has a better database than these fucking guys!!!! I.R.S. Sell your data it and close the deficit,,,muhahahahahahah

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:19 | 2442117 orangegeek
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A look at the NASDAQ100 would have sent a strong indication that FB would not have done well today. 

http://bullandbearmash.com/chart/nasdaq100-daily-18-2012/

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:22 | 2442127 Cosimo de Medici
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Is Facebook to 2012 what Blackstone Group was to 2007?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 18:44 | 2442175 breakyoself
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Cramer is saying anything that pops into his head to keep retail sheep from running from the stock market.  "Sometimes brokers misprice the stock so the retail investor can profit from the IPO."

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 19:07 | 2442241 Winston Smith 2009
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An article from yesterday that apparently not many people read based upon the very few comments it received.  I missed it, too:

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-insider-sales-are-huge-red-fla...

Facebook insider sales are huge red flags

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — If you had inside knowledge of a hot investment that you expected to be worth more in six months or even three months, why would you sell your stake this week?

That’s a question retail investors should be asking themselves now that the level of stock-dumping among Facebook Inc. insiders has reached a level that can only be described as “Grouponesque.”

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 19:16 | 2442266 knowshitsurelock
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Now you can lose all your money at the same place you lost all your time.

Only in Amerika.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 19:21 | 2442276 SheHunter
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Ho hum. even Cramer's getting bearish on the market. Must be time for a little re-trace.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 20:09 | 2442403 RiverRoad
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Cramer's bearish?!  Thanks for watching for us.  Time to BUY BUY BUY???????!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 19:59 | 2442372 RiverRoad
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His bankers tried to tell him he waited too long to bring this thing out.  Nothing like a little hubris to shoot yourself in the foot with.  Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy 'cept maybe Jaime.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 20:04 | 2442390 SMFStreetTrader
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Facebook's IPO is an IPU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7i-8nrJ5KA

 

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 20:26 | 2442444 SheHunter
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Ho hum. even Cramer's getting bearish on the market. Must be time for a little re-trace.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 20:27 | 2442445 SheHunter
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Ho hum. even Cramer's getting bearish on the market. Must be time for a little re-trace.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 22:59 | 2442542 Mercury
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...a dump to the syndicate bid and almost 600mm shares traded with the syndicate just soaking it all up at $38.00 early and into the close.

60mm @ 38...but still...that's like the whole green shoe...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 21:56 | 2442616 Snakeeyes
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Fadebook? Priceless!

Biggest IPO in history for an application that anyone can replicate with some capital. No wonder the trading was all over the place today.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/german-brokerage-quoted-latest-facebook-orders-at-70-per-share-closes-at-just-above-38-missed-it-by-that-much/

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 22:52 | 2442707 The Gooch
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FIATbook

Hieroglyphs for the future!

"like" button = future symbol for God

Status

Went to

Works At

Married to

Books: Richard Petty, Ted Nugent, Clifford The Big Red Dog, Leg Show

Movies: Richard Petty, Ted Nugent (LIVE!), Clifford The Big Red Dog, Leg Show (after hours)

Music: Star Spangled Banner (as performed by the IPO choir)

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 23:18 | 2442738 passwordis
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Facebook wikipedia, google, my space, ebay and many others, All Jewish owned and all of them either financed, conceived or infiltrated by US and or Israeli intelligence.

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 09:20 | 2443059 squexx
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Yep! The Face Book insider members of the Satanic Tribe are taking the money and running. Does anyone wonder why they are the most hated group in the history of the planet?!?

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 00:11 | 2442803 One World Mafia
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Will it not go where the HFTs want it to go when they want it to go?

Sat, 05/19/2012 - 00:59 | 2442827 Yen Cross
Sat, 05/19/2012 - 02:21 | 2442869 Machination
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"It was like they gave a party and nobody came," Gaskins said.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/18/BUJ91OK7IG.DTL#ixzz1vNtTjmr2

I had to laugh at that comment!

Sun, 05/20/2012 - 04:30 | 2444692 nah
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face book owns itunes

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