Buying Facebook stock: Tips & advice

Published On: May 15 2012 11:37:12 AM EDT   Updated On: May 22 2012 10:25:13 AM EDT

Find out the right and wrong ways to buy stock in Facebook.

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Reuters

Limited Offerings -- Typically, individuals get to buy no more than 10 percent to 20 percent of shares sold at an IPO’s offering price. The vast majority will go to company insiders, institutional investors, the underwriters selected by the company to handle the process and preferred clients of all of them, The Associated Press reports. That means your chance of getting any at the initial offering price is pretty slim.

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