Social media is no longer just a social phenomenon, it is a large and growing market sector. Social media stocks can be exciting and profitable to trade, but require more analysis to separate the wheat from the chaff. Three charts, covering eleven stocks over the period November 2016 through October 2017, will show the different characteristics of each stock – supporting conclusions for those that might provide profitable trading opportunities and others that should probably be avoided.
George Tkaczuk talks about the earning gap-ups driving the technology sector higher along with other market industries.
Wall Street was set to open higher today, with the Dow and S&P 500 on track to hit fresh records, as results from Morgan Stanley and Microsoft helped spur optimism about corporate earnings.

PayPal Holdings Inc shares jumped as much as 11% in their highly anticipated return to the Nasdaq on Monday, valuing the company at about $52 billion.

Facebook is adding a new way for people to sell things to friends and neighbors on the social network.
Global stocks sank with crude while Treasuries and the dollar climbed as concern deepened that global growth is slowing. Bonds from Greece to Spain tumbled.
U.S. stocks extended a worldwide sell-off on deepening concern over the health of the global economy and Netflix Inc. and EBay Inc. dropped after reporting earnings.
EBay Inc., the world’s biggest online marketplace, said it would split off its payments arm PayPal, finally bowing to pressure from activist shareholder Carl Icahn after nine months.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. has been described as a mixture of Amazon.com Inc. and EBay Inc. during the preparation for its U.S. initial public offering.
U.S. stocks fell, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index to a six-week low, as earnings from UnitedHealth Group Inc. to EBay Inc. disappointed investors.