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The Twitter Inc. logo is displayed on the company's preliminary prospectus arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Twitter Inc., which embarks on its road show to investors today, will make the case to potential investors in its initial public offering that it needs to keep spending to grow, and profit will come once it can reap the benefits of those investments.
The Twitter Inc. logo is displayed on the company's preliminary prospectus arranged for a photograph in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Twitter Inc., which embarks on its road show to investors today, will make the case to potential investors in its initial public offering that it needs to keep spending to grow, and profit will come once it can reap the benefits of those investments.
(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

One reason to bet that Twitter selloff is over

After Twitter Inc. insiders and early investors were given the green light to sell their substantial holdings in the social media stock, regular investors feared the worst: The shares fell 17.8 per cent on Tuesday, touching their lowest level since their debut in November.

You can understand why investors are nervous about the lockup expiration: It must be awfully tempting for insiders to cash out after being forced to hold on to the stock for the past six months.