Posts filed under “Sentiment”
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 $76 9/16, a one-day return of 282.8%.
Just 19 months later, on February 26, 2001, the company announces that it will file bankruptcy.
(It was acquired by Toys “R” Us in February 2009).
via Jason Zweig
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
Our monthly letter to clients was picked up and excerpted by Barron’s Market Watch: A Sampling of Advisory Opinion. This is the section of the commentary relating to investor sentiment: Unsentimental Investors April Insight by Ritholtz Wealth Management 90 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016 April 2: Anyone who thinks stock market sentiment is…Read More
Using big data in finance: Example of sentiment-extraction from news articles Nitish Sinha FEDS Notes, March 26, 2014 There is much discussion and research in finance on using “big data” to understand market “sentiment.” In this note, I will draw on some of my own research in behavioral finance–Sinha (2010) and Heston and…Read More
Fall from recent highs Source: RWM Some of the most prominent names in technology are getting shellacked today. These companies got way ahead of themselves and now they are, well, to be polite, let’s just call it “retrenching,” as they give up a large percentage of their gains. I don’t think that Twitter Inc.,…Read More
It’s a cold and miserable Monday in what was supposed to be spring. Winter was supposed to have ended last week, but it refuses to depart peaceably. I don’t know about you, but I am sick of it. I am going to use the nasty weather as an excuse to vent. What follows is a…Read More