Is Facebook a Good Stock to Buy and Own?

In this edition of The Motley Fool's "Ask a Fool" series, Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Brendan Mathews take a question from a reader who asks, "How do you see Facebook (NASDAQ: FB  ) stock? As a good stock to own or buy?"

Jason says that while it took a little while for him to warm up to Facebook the stock, he sees a number of reasons why it should be an attractive long-term holding for investors today. Between the large and growing market opportunity, a young and hungry founder/leader and continued focus on engagement, Facebook appears to be setting itself up for long-term success and unless the story changes significantly investors should plan on owning shares in the company over the next 10 to possibly even 20 years.

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  • Report this Comment On March 24, 2014, at 10:55 AM, Biloxi8 wrote:

    HAHAHA, FB will not be around in 10 years.

    The stock lost 15 billion since last week and 80 billion was wiped out after the 2012 IPO. Surely,some did make some money here, but it is not for a long term investment, only for casino gambling on a multi-billion $ scam.

  • Report this Comment On March 24, 2014, at 12:07 PM, desandyco wrote:

    I'm a Motley Fool member. I'm frustrated that I click on this article only to find that it offers little insight into FB. Rather, it is an advertising vehicle for buying another Motley Fool service that provides 'real information.' Ugh.

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Jason A. Moser is an analyst for Motley Fool One. He finds stocks that make money and tells the world about them. He's also won a Buzzy. And an Awessie.

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