Forget Facebook’s Stock Price: We Salute the Hoodie
Anyone who plunked cash down to get a piece of Facebook’s IPO will be watching the mammoth social platform’s stock price Friday.
Then there’s those who are fixated on the apparel of the co-founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
If the 28-year-old wears a tie, he’ll be a sell-out to the West Coast, non-conformists who have built and funded Facebook up until now
If he rings the NASDAQ’s opening bell wearing his trademark hoodie, Zuckerberg will be criticized by the Wall Street banking community, like analyst Michael Pachter, for not being reverential toward those who are funding Facebook’s future growth.
Wait, it gets even weirder. An odd segment of Today on NBC (starting at 2:44 in the video above) featured lawyer and guest panelist Star Jones railing against the supposed racial injustice of those who call Zuckerberg “brainy and self-confident” while referring to a young black kid wearing hoodie as “urban” or “ghetto.”
Perhaps the trading strategy smart investors should consider Friday is the creation of an index fund of hoodie manufacturers. Clearly, this fashion accessory is capable of surviving bear markets, Star Jones and even the fact that the Unabomber wore a hoodie.
So while Zuckerberg heralds the arrival of a new age for Facebook, we’ll be saluting Champion, American Apparel, bebe, Calvin Klein, Ecko and everyone else who makes hoodies.
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