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Twitter Sets IPO Price at $23-$28 a share

How you can get Twitter IPO shares is one burning question investors have about the Twitter IPO.

Normally, investment bankers`process of selling shares of initial public offerings is tedious one that few people pay attention to.

But when the IPO is of a company that garners great media attention, as Twitter has, many investors who normally would have no interest in stocks, much less risky ones, say they want to get in line.

The process of selling shares of Twitter will follow the same procedure that most IPOs follow. And that means there will be four ways for investors to possibly get a shot at owning shares of the online messaging service, Twitter.

Working with a full-service brokerage firm involved in bringing the IPO to market.

The investment banking operations running the Twitter IPO include Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank.

Each of these investment banking operations also has brokerage operations, which have clients that are often given access to IPOs.

Typically, a vast majority of the shares are sold to large clients of these firms, including pension funds and mutual funds. 

But there might be some shares made available to individual customers of these firms, typically high-net-worth investors. 

Don`t think you can just run out and open a new account with these brokerages and expect your broker to sell you Twitter shares. Shares of popular deals are typically given to long-standing customers.

Check with your online brokerage firm and let them know you would like to invest in Twitter IPO price. TD Ameritrade is allowing investors to express interest in the owning Twitter shares.

Although at this time it cannot disclose how many shares it will get. if you are a customer of Fidelity, the brokerage firm was allowing customers to express interest in investing in Twitter up through the cutoff on Monday.

The second rule of thumb is this: If you are a regular investor and you can buy shares in an IPO, you should probably pass. IPOs are doled out of supply-and-demand basis, and if the large, wealthy investors are not snapping up the shares, you should ask why not.