Author Topic: Should I buy Square Stocks?  (Read 2397 times)


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Should I buy Square Stocks?
« on: November 10, 2015, 02:47:01 PM »
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Re: Should I buy Square Stocks?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 05:51:21 PM »
well out of solidarity, as we're the only two recent posters here with no replies! I'll give this a swing.

I have invested in individual stocks for about 10 years, but everything I've read here an elsewhere (Jack Bogel), or like jlcollinsnh's famous stock series comes down to forgetting individual stock picking, and instead indexing. Which I am transiting to myself. So you might be asking this IPO question in the wrong place. I mean the Square could be a great IPO, or a crappy one, but the larger question is does this type of investment fit inside your larger plan for a financial future? Do you plan on beating the market, making individual decisions like this, over the next 10-30 years or whatever you timetable is? Don't get me wrong, I loved picking stocks, I spent huge time on it, and I will miss it. But the math is very clear, in the long run you loose.


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Re: Should I buy Square Stocks?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 05:56:57 PM »
ipos have a track record of being at or below their opening a year later dont they? a few do well, but the majority dont from what i remember seeing somewhere.

better to bet against it than for it... or just use a broad index that includes it


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Re: Should I buy Square Stocks?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 09:05:14 PM »
you should check out he talks a lot about long term stock picking, if that's what you're into.


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