Archives: May 2006

Score it IPO market 2, whiners and Vonage customers zero

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 26

Not a speck of light is showing So the danger must be growing Are the fires of Hell a-glowing Is the grisly reaper mowing Yes, the danger must be growing...

Oy vey Vonage

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 24

Back in April 2000, just as the bubble was popping, AT&T -- still a telecom goliath at the time -- did an IPO spin-off of its fast-growing but profit-starved wireless...

IPO market's big test coming now

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 16

The next two weeks ought to silence IPO market whiners, or at least that's my hope. Upcoming over the rest of this week and next, Wall Street has three challenging...

Top 10 signs of an inflating ethanol bubble

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 09

With tongue at least partly in cheek, I found it all too easy to come up with the top 10 reasons you know that an investment bubble is inflating around...

Tour de Funds: Part III

Posted by: Lauren Young on May 09

I just got a look under the hood (or should I say bike seat?) of the new Livestrong Funds, which will be launched on May 15. Some folks from American...

Exactly why the small cap run continues

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 08

The Wall Street Journal ran a story this morning that cracked me up. The run of small caps beating large caps has ended because large caps outperformed over the past...

Reaching fair value for that whopper of an IPO

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on May 02

Back in February, I was pretty skeptical of Burger King's planned IPO given the company's slipping performance (improvement slowed) and big payouts to LBO buyers resulting in extra debt on...

Maria: You've Gotta See Her

Posted by: Roben Farzad on May 01

Look, but don't touch

Posted by: Adrienne Carter on May 01

In a number of recent entries, I've railed against mutual fund companies for letting funds get too big. The case in point: Fidelity's Contrafund. Now, for investors in such funds,...

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