This IPO will likely come with as much fanfare, if not more than, the IPOs of Twitter(TWTR - Get Report) and Facebook(FB). Shares will likely surge during the first day of trading, and perhaps well beyond.
Then the excitement will die down, and the company will have to deliver on the irrational expectations I believe will be priced into the stock.
Expectations, by the way, which no matter how many inroads Alibaba makes into other markets, will still largely depend on what happens in China, which is still a communist country.
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