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Will Facebook's share price be lower in 3 months than it is today?
Facebook has had mixed news over the past year.
On the plus side, it's still the 3rd most visited site globally, and its founder Mark Zuckerberg spent some of this year as the 3rd richest person on the planet. On the other hand, it announced its first-ever decrease in monthly active users, which caused its stock to plummet by nearly 25% in a single day; scandals about its political influence in the UK and the US still smoulder; and the aforementioned plunge was chased by over 4 months of steady ebbing in its share price that continues to the present day.
Will Facebook's fortunes further founder? Or will the future find fairer fates?
This question asks the following:
Will the closing price of Facebook's shares on March 4th 2019 be lower than the closing price on December 3rd 2018?
The question resolution will be decided according to the "close" column on Yahoo's tracker for Facebook shares, which gives the close price on December 3rd 2018 as 141.09 USD. The question will close roughly halfway between the start and resolve dates.
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