Think You Bought (Or Sold) FaceBook? Think Again

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If you just submitted an order to buy FB today, and were confident the order was executed even if at market, you may be out of luck:


What this means is that the exchange at this point is deciding whether or not to send back late executions to all people who bought, or thought they bought. Needless to say this means that the indicated price is likely not the real price if one factors for all the latent orders, on both the bid and offer side, unless of course all those orders get cancelled, further eroding confident in the market, only this time hitting that one segment most disenchanted with the stock market - mom and pop.

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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:14 | 2440440 Mongo
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This is where Jamie "Deamon" goes WTF and the rest of us go LOL

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:17 | 2440471 battle axe
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Who cares about god damn Facebook! Move on to something else Tyler, boring....

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:18 | 2440481 SheepRevolution
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Oh no no no, see this is the hour when we kick the SOB lying down on the ground..

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:19 | 2440488 CrazyCooter
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GoogleNews and Drudge are both reporting how "up" FB is, LOL.



Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:21 | 2440513 Manthong
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Um… can you point me to the fire exit? 

It seems a tad smoky in here and I am have a bit of trouble pressing through this huge crowd..

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:34 | 2440570 bdc63
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HUGE black eye for Nasdaq.  First they court Facebook.  Then they celebrate the win of the listing.  Then they completely botch up the IPO day.

Good luck winning another IPO there Nasdaq.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:38 | 2440584 clones2
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Maybe they should have been spent for time getting this IPO ready    /sarc

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:39 | 2440601 Paul Atreides
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Opening delay was due to the HFT plunge protection algos not coming online...this blue turd would have broke through $30 in an hour without them...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:41 | 2440613 Mark Carney
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Anyone else notice how spastic trading that has been going on in numerous companies (Zynga, LKND, FB, BBY, GRPN)....wild swings galore!


Odd day......

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:46 | 2440634 mendigo
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Selling was detected...must be investigated.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:38 | 2440590 malikai
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"They trust me.. Dumbfucks"

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:31 | 2440532 tocointhephrase
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and bbc... jokers YOU CAN POST A COMMENT AT THE BOTTOM of the page AS WELL, not that I would want you all to overwhelm them!

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:25 | 2440537 Xkwisetly Paneful
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Not the direct retail public, currently running 3-1 against FB which is about as one way on the downside as possible.

It's fun though to pretend people are madly clicking their mice at home trying to buy shares in some futile exercise.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:27 | 2440547 resurger
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So much money at stake .... am on the sidelines watching

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 13:09 | 2440737 Sudden Debt
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Who sold what to who and who has what... Soon they'll tell us they sold 100 times more than there was stock available...

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:53 | 2440665 El Oregonian
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Sounds like 'ol b/a got "Face-Crotched" some time yesterday... (WAH)

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 13:39 | 2440837 SILVERGEDDON

If you bought into this Jersey Shores Snookie shit, you all deserve to be executed - without delay !

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:20 | 2440498 BorisSDT
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This keeps getting better and better... Why Facebook isn't worth even half of what they're asking:

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:29 | 2440553 CrazyCooter
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Or this ...

If FB actually crashes, in spite of all the hype in the news, it will be epic. I am spending just as much time looking at the scrolling articles on google news for FB ... hehe ... it's like there are two realities!



Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:53 | 2440670 Bizaro World
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There are two stories but thankfully only one reality. Thanks to ZH for keeping us aware which one holds truth.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 13:01 | 2440705 DaveyJones
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Kinda sums up where we're at. Paying a 100 billion for a website whose main purpose is sending friend "requests" from high school folks I never wanted to see again.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:24 | 2440531 Bastiat
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Maybe they should try tweeting them.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 13:21 | 2440776 BeetleBailey
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LOL +100 Bastiat

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:26 | 2440540 Caviar Emptor
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Faace Boook been bery bery goood to me!

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:34 | 2440571 ClassicalLib17
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Is that you, Chico?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 13:50 | 2440873 asteroids
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Today's action is the equivalent of the BATS IPO. I wonder if this is revenge by some parties.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:14 | 2440441 bingo was his name
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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:22 | 2440518 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:34 | 2440575 HardlyZero
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Greek facebooking it on Google...

We are ZINGA !

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:47 | 2440642 Cthonic
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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:54 | 2440677 Caviar Emptor
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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:40 | 2440604 MsCreant
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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 13:04 | 2440720 DaveyJones
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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:15 | 2440448 slaughterer
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What a Ponzi Banana Republic.  

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:15 | 2440449 mammoth mo
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Translation - if it goes up you didn't get it.

If it goes down you got it at the high price.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:19 | 2440487 scatterbrains
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is that sorta like HFT'ing the HFT market ?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:20 | 2440497 mammoth mo
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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:53 | 2440672 Rahm
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Where's Corzine today?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:23 | 2440503 monkeyboy
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Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:15 | 2440452 TradingTroll
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Its like the stock market was just invented ysterday and its a test run.


Just like Fukushima, FB will have its plutonium explosion moment. From all the hota air built up.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:15 | 2440453 tocointhephrase
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MDB did you get the message?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:15 | 2440457 Boilermaker
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Flawlessly Fraudulent

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:16 | 2440459 mayhem_korner
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Way to make Friends, eh?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:16 | 2440461 Conman
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PPT there you are - can't let facebook fail!

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:29 | 2440555 Boilermaker
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Golly, a little obvious...and pathetic.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:16 | 2440462 TooBearish
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My HTF platform has already cranked 1,000,0000,000 quotes- how can that be?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:28 | 2440551 Liquid Courage
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Couldn't be your typos, could it?

FatFingers => FatTails?

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:16 | 2440463 insanelysane
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In case you needed help to projectile vomit.

Our amazing CNBC research team just sent this note: Facebook topped 200 million shares traded in its first 20 minutes. Here’s how it compares: Visa: 177 million, Google: 22.4 million, Linkedin: 30.2 million, and GM traded 458 million on its first day of trading.

by Gloria McDonough-Taub on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12:12:46 PM


Took amazing research to find out the number of shares traded on a publicly traded company???

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:55 | 2440683 710x
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"They", whoever they may be, are trying to keep the market up through FB.  This explains the immense amount of shares already traded, the problems filling orders, and the ridiculously high valuation.

Fri, 05/18/2012 - 12:16 | 2440466 Dr. Engali
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Skynet is angry. Systems are going down eveywhere. Etrade is down.

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