Uncle Sam Gives Netflix a Thumbs-Up

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The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Chris Hill and analysts Jason Moser and Alex Scherer dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

In a ruling on Tuesday, the Securities and Exchange Commission said that CEOs are now free to post, blog, and tweet as long as they inform investors in advance about the company's social-media strategy. The SEC also cleared Netflix CEO Reed Hastings of any wrongdoing for posting on Facebook. In this installment of Investor Beat, our analysts discuss what it all means for investors.

The tumultuous performance of Netflix shares since the summer of 2011 has caused headaches for many devoted shareholders. While the company's first-mover status is often viewed as a competitive advantage, the opportunities in streaming media have brought some new, deep-pocketed rivals looking for their piece of a growing pie. Can Netflix fend off this burgeoning competition, and will its international growth aspirations really pay off? These are must-know issues for investors, which is why The Motley Fool released a brand-new premium report on Netflix. Inside, you'll learn about the key opportunities and risks facing the company, as well as reasons to buy or sell the stock. The report includes a full year of updates to cover critical new developments, so make sure to click here and claim a copy today.

The relevant video segment can be found between 0:17 and 2:27.

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Alex Scherer, CFA, Chris Hill, and Jason Moser have no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Facebook and Netflix. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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