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- November 1, 2013

Should you buy the Twitter IPO?

5 important considerations before taking the plunge

by Gary Alt

With next week's Twitter initial public offering (IPO), you might be wondering if you should buy some stock. The prospect of getting in on the ground floor of a fast growing company is exciting. Expectations are high for this hot company in the hot market space of social media. But for a naïve investor, their primary consideration is the hope that they'll make a quick buck if the stock price surges on the first day of trading. For them, the results could be disappointing or even disastrous.

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