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Examples of Correct Finance Sharing

Each Social Media Network has different strengths and completely different audiences.

Here are a few examples of correctly shareing financial articles on different networks. Using posts from the popular financial crowdsourcing site SeekingAlpha.

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Linkedin - Evaluating a company using the CAN SLIM method. This example analyzes the current overall value of Facebook: http://bit.ly/1dlUmx2

There isn’t much need to create discussion on LinkedIn. The audience is generally has a bit of spare time but they want to gain something with it. Perhaps even learn something.

Twitter - Is $Tsla stealing pages from $Aapl’s playbook?: http://bit.ly/18yd47b

2 Dollar tags in one short tweet should ensure a finance savvy crowd. The word ‘stealing’ makes it scandalous and attractive.

Facebook - Video adds are coming to your news feed. How much money is Facebook about to make on them?: http://bit.ly/1fFJnAN

Here people are liking for stuff that affects them directly or that affects people, products, & companies they care about.

General Rule

Always look before you post. If there’s some trending topic, go with it. If there’s a large event, post about it. Being a traffic director requires an understanding of where people want to go.

Is Bitcoin a Tulip?

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This question has been floating around the Internet lately so I’d like to answer it here once and for all in a few simple words.

Of course, nobody has mistaken the new digital currency for a flower.

What people really want to know is: Will Bitcoin sustain it’s new $1,000 level, will it grow, our will it crash?

The reference comes from Holland. About 400 years ago when the Tulips were first introduced, they quickly became very valuable.

"At the peak of tulip mania, in March 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman."

Today, the term Tulip Mania is used as the classic example of an asset bubble.

    Main Differences

1. Supply - Tulips can be grown. So over time, they are able to increase in order to meet the market’s demand.  The amount of Bitcoins in the world will never exceed 21 million. So supply will remain limited.

2. Liquidity - Tulips are an asset, whereas Bitcoin is a form of money.

One of the requirements to be considered money is liquidity. A flower that costs as much as a house is not an easy thing to trade. It cannot be split into smaller pieces for smaller transactions without losing it’s value.

Bitcoin can be divided to the 8th decimal making it liquid for trade.

3. Decay - Very simple… flowers cannot be used as a way to store value because they will quickly wilt and be worthless.

In conclusion, Bitcoins are not Tulips.

Will it there be rapid rises and falls in price as confidence shifts? Certainly!!

It’s up to us, the global Internet community, to decide weather we want this new coin or not. The sooner we do that, the quicker the price will stabilize.

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