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SOCIAL APOCALYPSE APPROACHES

Tomorrow is a big day for the social media industry.  Tomorrow we get to see how the market reacts to our first Twitter earnings announcement.  Twitter will be joined by special guests YELP!  Together the pair makes up a big piece of the social media space.

We have absolutely no way of knowing how the market will react to this news.  We do know that up unto this point TWTR has behaved almost exactly the opposite of FB during the first three months of public trade.

Facebook pretty much bottomed after their first call.  Will Twitter pretty much top?

It deserves a consideration.  On the eve of what promises to be a special day for the market, I have decided to raise some cash and buy popcorn rations.  I want to be a casual observer of the action, not a red eyed madman trading the fallout.  I want to instead casually observe the action and pick a spot to pounce and eat.

Social media is the ultimate disrupter.  Solid state lighting and eCigs and reefer and big, but social media is HUGE.  Thus we must continue to find ways to profit from it.

I still hold my $40 cost basis shares in Twitter, and these $57.50 February calls in Facebook.  I sold out of the YELP calls for a handsome gain.

With these actions my book is now 30% cash.  Cash rich, if you will, and resisting my junky urges to get another fix.

For now.

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7 comments

  1. matt_bear

    i can’t decide what to do with a YELP position. I want a piece of the action. Volume profile suggests if it shits the bed 52 is likely the floor…but if the market loves her she’s doing the hundy roll.

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    • Raul3

      I had a hard time selling it, but I have pressed my luck already with earnings.

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  2. Raul3

    I get the odd feeling Facebook just rips all year

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  3. matt_bear

    FB is starting to feel like it’s “the chosen one” for 2014. Social media and mobile still in relative early stages, and their being able to solve the riddle of monetizing has given them a hall pass to any downside market risk this year.

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  4. ironbird

    Some nonsense 10 year anniversary interview with zuck on the boomer tv coming up. How is that good?

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    • ironbird

      Not bloomberg one of the grandparent networks. Since when has anything tech been a buy when grandma knows it exists.Real grandmas not the 50 year olds.

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      • Raul3

        I am pretty sure everyone, even the cavemen in Afghanistan, knows Facebook exists.

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