Live Chat: Facebook's First Day on the Market

It's here! The day investors and fans have been looking forward to for what seems like years. As of this morning, social-networking giant Facebook (NAS: FB) is officially changing hands on public exchanges. What's gotten lost amid all the hoopla is one very simple question: What should the everyday investor make of this seemingly monumental event?

To help clear up any questions you might have regarding mighty Facebook or anything else, we corralled some of our technology writers and analysts to field your questions in our Facebook IPO Day 1 Chat.

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  • We are not permitted to provide personalized financial advice.
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Priti Mehra

Now it's quite confusing for many investors to think that should they go for Facebook's IPO or not. After all, I think that it's the First Time that a Social Networking Site has stepped into the Stock Markets. Thanks a lot for writing such an interesting blog article.

May 19 2012 at 3:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply