Interesting chart via the WSJ about IPOS — which often capture the public’s attention, despite their being less than reliable investment:

A dollar invested in Amazon.com’s 1997 IPO would today be worth about $140. A dollar invested in Webvan would be worthless. Here’s a look at some of the high-fliers and flame-outs of the Internet era. Share prices are adjusted for splits and reverse splits.

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Click for interactive chart:

Source:
Window for 2011 Deals Set to Close
WSJ, November 28, 2011

Category: Investing, IPOs

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One Response to “IPO: Go, No-Go?”

  1. Greg0658 says:

    I watched this off and on all day & night .. thought of this post – how timely:

    yesterday 11/30/11
    The House Judiciary Committee considers whether Congress should pass a law to allow states to collect sales tax on e-commerce sales even if the retailer doesn’t have a “brick-and-mortar” presence.
    http://www.c-span.org/Events/C-SPAN-Event/10737425898/

    I thought most were very concerned for home & country and was a good discussion.
    @1h41m is a good gets interesting spot (dropoff 1/2 of 2h35m total)