With less than 24 hours before Facebook’s debut as a public company, four financial advisers gathered in a midtown restaurant to eat lunch and trade stories about investor appetite for shares of the social network.
“Every call I take involves Facebook,” one broker said.
“I’ve got this guy who wants to sell Apple and buy Facebook with the proceeds,” another said.
“Remember that video with the bear who wants to buy an iPhone 4? Won’t take anything else, even if it's better. My clients are like that bear:
‘I don’t care. I want to buy Facebook,’” said one of the brokers.