1. Alibaba's Goal: Supplant eBay, Amazon and Paypal

    Alibaba's Goal: Supplant eBay, Amazon and Paypal

    Within hours of its IPO, Alibaba's market cap surpassed Walmart's. So why is it that ...
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    Cashing In On The Venture Capital Cycle

    Find out how VC firms make the market go round, and round and round.
  3. Spotting Sharks Among Penny Stocks

    Spotting Sharks Among Penny Stocks

    To protect yourself from an attack, don't swim in this ocean.
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    Pages From The Bad CEO Playbook

    Excess compensation, golden parachutes, tunneling and IPO spinning make these bad ...
  5. The Dirt On Delisted Stocks

    The Dirt On Delisted Stocks

    Listed securities are "the cream of the crop". Find out how a firm can lose that ...
  6. Understanding Leveraged Buyouts

    Understanding Leveraged Buyouts

    LBOs are often presented as predatory by the media, but it really depends on which ...
  1. Why GE Will Never Break Up

    Why GE Will Never Break Up

    it's the oldest component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, having joined the ...
  2. The Deal Boom Is Back With A Vengeance

    The Deal Boom Is Back With A Vengeance

    With cheap available debt and large cash hordes, IPO and M&A activity is way up. ...
  3. Yahoo Shareholders’ Fortunes Hinge on Alibaba ...

    Yahoo Shareholders’ Fortunes Hinge on Alibaba ...

    Is the news of an upcoming Alibaba IPO, a potential buyback and an acquisition spree ...
  4. Private Equity For Retail Investors

    Private Equity For Retail Investors

    Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate ...
  5. Twitter's Got A Revenue Conundrum

    Twitter's Got A Revenue Conundrum

    Twitter's IPO seems assured of being a success. Less convincing is its revenue growth. ...
  6. Five Reasons Not To Bite Into Potbelly's IPO

    Five Reasons Not To Bite Into Potbelly's IPO

    Potbelly Corporation set the terms for its IPO September 23. If you include the underwriters ...
  1. IPO Basics Tutorial

    IPO Basics Tutorial

    What's an IPO, and how did everybody get so rich off them during the dotcom boom? ...
  1. How is a penny stock created?

    Understand how penny stocks are issued and regulated, and learn how these sometimes rewarding but always risky investments ...
  2. In an IPO, who is a greensheet distributed to and for what purpose?

    One of the most talked about documents that arises in the process of introducing a new issue is the greensheet. This is an ...
  3. Why do share prices fall after a company has a secondary offering?

    The best way to answer this question is to provide a simple illustration of what happens when a company increases the number ...
  4. What is a company's worth, and who determines its stock price?

    A company's worth - its total value - is its market capitalization, and it is represented by the company's stock price. Market ...
  1. The Biggest IPO Flops

    The Biggest IPO Flops

    IPOs can be a great way to get in early, but these companies remind investors to ...
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