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andyfuller
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:48 pm

I know several market commentators are arguing that stocks aren't over priced but all these recent Tech ipo's are just insane.

I will be the first to admit I called it wrong on Facebook - think I will have a read back through that thread.

But I am just reading that Snap Chat is in talks with Alibaba putting Snapchat at a $10bln valuation.

I am sure we will look back in a decade at the huge amounts of money that were wasted on the over valuing of these tech firms.

I get the argument a lot of advertising is moving over to online but these valuations just baffle me.

xitian
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Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:43 pm

So out of interest, Andy, what are you working on these days? Are you still trying to break into the financial markets, perhaps trading equities but not on a day basis?

I presume you're still somehow working for yourself though if you're popping in and out of the forums and trading random races!

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Fri Aug 21, 2015 9:06 pm

Market selling off a fair bit recently.

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Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:17 pm

Is Silicon Valley in Another Bubble . . . and What Could Burst It?

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/08/ ... her-bubble

andyfuller
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Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:38 pm

Cheers for that link Peter - I will have a read of it when I get chance over the weekend. GoPro is one of these companies that has taken a hiding. Reached almost $100 shortly after they IPO'd now $37.

Twitter is another great example $70 shortly after IPO now $28.

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Archangel
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Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:10 pm

Many tech companies have been on multi year bull runs. Its hardly surprising to see some price normalisation. What surprises me more is people buying at all time highs and thinking that is a smart trade
I dont think that the market is going to collapse, i do expect a more bearish period from now on. Selling into strength is a way to go

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Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:16 pm

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andyfuller
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Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:26 pm

There are some crazy valuations there. Not just the one's that failed but the likes of Snapchat and Whatsapp.

Some people lost and made a lot of money on those deals!

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Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:28 am

LinkedIn sinkin': $10bn gone in one day as shares plummet 40%

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2 ... -investors

Inevitable that those with such lofty valuations return to earth at some point. Well, most.

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Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:48 am

Good stuff, it's always interesting to think about how these types of companies might operate strategically with regards to their future prospects. Absolutely crazy to see how the likes of snapchat and whatsapp have evolved. I wonder what the next thing around the corner is.

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