Posts filed under “IPOs”

Tech is Middle of the IPO Road

Source: Bloomberg Gadfly

Category: Finance, IPOs

Where Did All the Publicly Traded Listings Go?

Source: NBER, Political Calculations   The U.S. now has half as many publicly listed companies trading on its exchanges as it did at the peak in 1996. As the chart below shows, listed companies reached a high of 7,322. That number today is down almost by half to 3,700 and is more than 1,000 lower than in…Read More

Category: Investing, IPOs, Regulation

Biggest Tech IPOs

Source: Forbes

Category: Digital Media, Finance, IPOs, Technology

Facebook Valuation Tops $200 Billion

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data

Category: Digital Media, IPOs, Valuation, Web/Tech

What Is Alibaba?

Alibaba, China’s largest e-commerce company, is preparing to go public in New York, setting up expectations for the biggest stock market debut in United States history.

Category: IPOs, Video, Web/Tech

Dumbest Investing Ideas of 2014

The Worst Investing Ideas I’ve Heard This Year (so far) Barry Ritholtz Washington Post, July 5, 2014     As the second quarter comes to an end, my top 10 list of dumb investment ideas is filling up. All of these would be fairly foolish in any year. (Feel free to explain to me why…Read More

Category: Investing, IPOs, Mutual Funds, UnGuru

From Netscape to Alibaba

Source: NY Times

Category: Digital Media, IPOs, Technology

Alibaba: The _____ of China

All the Western companies you’d have to combine to get something like Alibaba:   click for larger graphic Source: Quartz   Alibaba filed for its IPO last night, and as you can see below, it is more than merely the “Amazon of China.” If you want to know why the dollars involved are so large, …Read More

Category: Digital Media, Economy, IPOs, Valuation, Web/Tech

Today in Bubble History: eToys IPO

Is today like 1999? Consider: 1999: eToys Inc., a startup Internet retailer, goes public on NASDAQ. Initially expected to be priced at $10-$12 per share, the stock is underwritten at $20 and quadruples before the opening bell can even ring. The first trade is at an astonishing $83 9/16. The shares close the day at…Read More

Category: Bubbles, IPOs, Sentiment

Using IPOs to Measure Investor Sentiment

Analyst Mark Hulbert recently raised the question of what the rate of initial public offerings means for the stock market. He looked at IPOs and dividends as a broad way to evaluate investor sentiment. He used a variety of different data points to gauge if stocks were in a bubble. He also drew on (among…Read More

Category: Investing, IPOs, Sentiment