The stock has rewarded the investors with fantastic returns over the past few quarters. It has doubled on a 52 week basis, and looks good for more. The resilience is tremendous, and all corrections are bought at crucial levels. It has made a new high, and the earnings will determine if it can move beyond that immediately or not. Exposure to earnings is always risky, and it may reward or punish the traders. Facebook (FB) defied the pessimism of the analysts by posting good numbers, and the stock moves after that have been fantastic. LinkedIn is much more in favor of the analysts, so unless the analysts are wrong again, the momentum may increase. The professional networking space is dominated by LinkedIn, and there is no major threat as of now. Things may change, but it is quite possible that the company makes an extremely strong place for itself by that time. The potential of increased usage due to shift to mobile devices is also huge. It is working to ramp up its mobile interface which may lead to better user experience. It has been open to acquiring businesses / ideas etc. which can further its competitive ability. The cash balance is good, and it does not have any debt on books. There is no dearth of ideas which hold promise. Yappn (YPPN) is about to launch a multilingual social media platform where users can interact in their own language without having to worry about the language barrier. The beta testing of the platform has been a great success so far. Linkedin will surely keep going strong as far as the user growth is considered. Talking about valuations is irrelevant as the strong hands are taking it higher. Some may call it a bubble, but the strategy to tag along may work if the stop losses are in place. Of course, stops do not work when there is a gap opening, so one has to be extra careful before the earnings release. After such a huge rise, slippages will not be welcome, so one can play as per individual risk appetite.