If you want to invest for the long term, it may make sense to wait -- maybe as long as six months after the stock's inevitable first-day pop.
Facebook's IPO may value the company at as much as $96 billion. The Dow falls 62. Energy shares lag the market. Growth in the services sector is slowing. Jobless claims fall. Green Mountain Coffee shares are crushed.
The social network operator is set to go public later this month, but its revenue growth is slowing. Is the company worth $100 billion?
The stock must have an aggressive growth rate to meet sky-high expectations.
In another blockbuster deal, the social network has agreed to pay $550 million for hundreds of licenses once owned by AOL.
The big day is approaching for investors and the social network.
If $1 billion seems like a lot, remember that information can sometimes be more valuable than revenue.
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