Posts Tagged ‘ipo’

What Should I Think About The Twitter IPO?

What Should I Think About The Twitter IPO?

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Investing, Personal Finance, Wall Street

What should I think about the Twitter IPO? Mostly you should think about Las Vegas, Nevada, as a number of important analogies apply here.[1] First – The Poker Table You know the rule that if you’re sitting at the poker table, and you’re not sure who the sucker is, then it must be you? That’s [&hellip

If You'd Like To Understand Financial Instruments But Need A Sports Hook

If You’d Like To Understand Financial Instruments But Need A Sports Hook

By The Banker | Blog Posts, How Not To Invest, Personal Finance, Wall Street

If you’d like to understand financial instruments used on Wall Street better, but you need a sports or entertainment hook as a spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down, I recommend this article by Katie Baker on Grantland about the proposed Arian Foster “IPO” deal. [Katie Baker – who I do not know [&hellip

Facebook IPO Bust?  Not To Your Banker!

Facebook IPO Bust? Not To Your Banker!

By The Banker | Blog Posts, Investing, Wall Street

A friend of mine who bought Facebook shares in the IPO complained last week about its miserable performance post-pricing, and I began to get flashbacks to my time on Goldman’s bond sales desk on new issuance days.  I wanted to tell my friend our old bond sales new issuance motto,[1]  But, to spare his feelings, [&hellip