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Sep 162012

collapse-of-Lehman-Brothers-US-investment-bank4 years have passed since the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers. After these four years, the financial world has changed. Even if Lehman Brothers was “too big to fail” this happened and things got out of control. Resounding failure was just the tip of the iceberg in crisis is announced, all exchanges and market issues came to light when the panic occurred. Meanwhile prices have returned to more realistic basis and frenzy they trade stocks overvalued disappeared.
4 years since the outbreak of the crisis, unemployment rose from 6.1% to 8% in the U.S. and creating jobs is unreachable goal of the Obama Administration. It is true that Wall Street is recovering slowly from historic lows reached during the peak of the crisis but players have become more wild stock. Oil prices also varied as nobody could imagine and gold had reached unbelievable rates.
What follows from now? Obviously that needs must be reassessed on fair basis. Given the four years that have passed, each company or individual must plan their budget more carefully the risks with a backup of at least 6-12 months.

Online there are a lot of comments about 4 years ago event.

“Blame for the collapse is still being debated. People bought homes they couldn’t afford, peddled by lenders who knew — or should have known — that the loans were destined to fail. Wall Street sucked up these loans and sold them off in bundles to investors, sometimes while making bets against those same products.” Huffington Post



May 292012

How Will Zuckerberg Spend His Millions? The right answer is laughing.

In the real world things happen in a simple way. You need to pay and get something. So that you can pay, you must earn some money. In an equally simple way. In this equation I do not see where shall be the place of Facebook. The same equation when investing in stocks Facebook 1000 USD I expect in a year to gain about 10-15%. Maybe 20%. But Facebook does not produce anything. Just help me to waste the time. Facebook is a way of looking at the keyhole. I understand than the role of celebrities who use Facebook is to stay in touch with fans.
Why Facebook IPO was a fiasco. Because future shareholders are not in line to buy shares which will lose value. The loses are already at almost 10%. For these actions that have no real value. When Facebook will bring some value services for users, shares will have continuous solid base.
There are currently 900 million users. Also MySpace has had many users and lost the battle with time and technological advances. If tomorrow, comes some news that disparages Facebook with or without reason, these people will not produce the same turnover, and shareholders will be disappointed.

All of the rumors around Facebook’s IPO will have some investors taking a very close look at the company books and thinking more than twice about what its stock is really worth.