To commemorate the momentous day on which Facebook finally starts public trading, Mark Zuckerberg has been invited by NASDAQ to ring the stock exchange's opening bell. He won't actually be in the New York City stock market in person, instead he'll carry out the ceremonial duty remotely from Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters. That seems like a rather fitting way to perform the act for a company built upon the value of sharing and connecting over the internet.
NASDAQ trading begins at 9.30AM Eastern Time this morning, same time as every other day, which is when we'll see how Facebook's ambitiously priced IPO — a $38 per share valuation takes the total price for the company slightly above $100 billion — is greeted by professional investors. You can catch a livestream of proceedings over on NASDAQ.com from 9.28AM.