Shares of Facebook were up today, despite the Nasdaq dropping .72%. In the following video, Motley Fool tech and telecom analyst Eric Bleeker discusses Facebook, and all the boosts it has been receiving lately, everything from gifts to Instagram. He also gives us two important lessons for every investor to take away from Facebook's recent performance compared to the market.

After the world's most hyped IPO turned out to be a dunce, most investors probably don't even want to think about shares of Facebook. But there are things every investor needs to know about this company. We've outlined them in our newest premium research report. There's a lot more to Facebook than meets the eye, so read up on whether there is anything to "like" about it today, and we'll tell you whether we think Facebook deserves a place in your portfolio. Access your report by clicking here.


The article Why Facebook Rose Today as Tech Slid originally appeared on Fool.com.

Eric Bleeker has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Facebook and has the following options: long JAN 2014 $20.00 calls on Facebook. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Facebook. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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