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[video] Quick Take: Catching Twitter Stock

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Twitter will make its public debut on Thursday and Wall Street is widely anticipating the event. But with the unlikelihood of retail investors being assigned any shares before trading begins, what's the best way for small-time traders to get involved?

TheStreet's Debra Borchardt is with Donovan Lazar, general manager of the Online Trading Academy, who had one piece of simple advice: Avoid Twitter. 

The company is expected to trade under the ticker symbol "TWTR" with an offering size of $1.6 billion and have shares priced between $23 to $25. However, once trading begins, it's going to filled with erratic volatility due to fear and greed, Lazar said.

He admitted that volatility made for a good trading environment, but warned that erratic volatility did not. 

Instead of buying on the opening day, Lazar suggested that investors wait for the stock to settle down a bit, and find the supply and demand levels where institutions are buying and selling. 

He reminded investors not to confuse supply and demand levels with the support and resistance levels found in technical analysis. 

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Many times, a company will do a secondary offering roughly six months after the IPO, a time that Lazar said would be a much better opportunity for retail investors to step in. 

He concluded that Twitter needs to find a better way to monetize its platform, and suggested that it would likely happen through an acquisition.

-- Written by Bret Kenwell in Petoskey, Mich.

Bret Kenwell currently writes, blogs and also contributes to Robert Weinstein's Weekly Options Newsletter. Focuses on short-to-intermediate-term trading opportunities that can be exposed via options. He prefers to use debit trades on momentum setups and credit trades on support/resistance setups. He also focuses on building long-term wealth by searching for consistent, quality dividend paying companies and long-term growth companies. He considers himself the surfer, not the wave, in relation to the market and himself. He has no allegiance to either the bull side or the bear side.

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