Should I Buy Twitter Stock? The Official Flowchart for Every Retail Investor

The answer is no. But feel free to read the rest of this post anyway!
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Eugene Fama won the Nobel prize in economics this year partly for his work showing that investors can't beat the market. This is particularly true of retail (i.e. amateur) investors. And it's particularly, particularly true of retail investors during splashy IPOs of hugely popular, but reliably unprofitable, companies, whose economic future is utterly uncertain. After all, the only reason to buy a stock is if you think it's not priced properly, which implies that you know more than everybody else. But what, exactly, could you possibly know about Twitter that other people don't?

Still, if you insist on thinking about buying Twitter stock today, tomorrow, or the day after that, we have the flowchart for you.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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