Alfidi Capital Visits The MoneyShow San Francisco 2015

The annual pilgrimage to the MoneyShow San Francisco has been my ritual since graduate school. Experts keep my financial knowledge base refreshed. Times change and shows like this one will eventually be completely virtual. The highlights for 2015 covered the disruption of financial advising and health care. I don’t need to repeat the most important talks because those will eventually […]

After $103M IPO, Rapid7 Stock Up in Early Trading | Xconomy

After $103M IPO, Rapid7 Stock Up in Early Trading

Gregory T. HuangJuly 17th, 2015BostonDing, ding. Rapid7 CEO Corey Thomas rang the opening bell at the Nasdaq this morning, and the Boston area’s first tech IPO of 2015 is in the books.Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) raised $103.2 million by selling 6.45 million shares at $16 a pop, which was above the […]

Why Canada's stock market transformation is taking so long

It’s been more than four years now since the giddily titled book Go Canada: The Coming Boom in the Toronto Stock Market and How to Profit From It hit store shelves, advising its hopeful readers that within a decade the Toronto Stock Exchange would more than double in value to 30,000 points. Spoiler alert: not gonna happen. Since the release […]

Fitbit Debuts On The Stock Market, Now Valued At Over $6 Billion

As it stands, Fitbit is the current leader in the wearables market, although it appears that Xiaomi could be catching up, but in the meantime the company has recently made their debut on the stock market in the US where they held an IPO where their stocks were offered at $20 per share, giving them a valuation of about $4.1 […]

Ditch These 3 Terrible IPOs

Hey, wanna lose some money? Then go chasing after the next hot IPO.We’ve seen it time and time again. Everyone gets sucked in by the media hype surrounding the next big IPO. Then the stock fizzles once the hype machine breaks down. And the gullible suckers who bought are left holding the bag. The stock might come back after it […]

Bojangles IPO share price, May 8 – Business Insider

Akin Oyedele

May 8, 2015, 12:04 PM

Facebook/Bojangles’Bojangles’ sweet tea is a staple in the South.Shares of Bojangles spiked by up to 29% on Friday, its first day on the market.The fried-chicken-and-biscuit-chain priced its IPO at $19 a share, which was at the higher range of its expectations.A Bojangles’ regulatory filing showed that it had expected to sell 7.75 million shares at between […]

Crash Course in How I Approach Markets…

Share on StockTwitsEmbedI am being asked by many new followers for a refresher crash course in how I look at markets…here goes:I believe you should invest in stocks, but if you are to take the time, aim to crush the averages.The best way for ME (not necessarily you) to do this has been trend investing and angel investing.Drawdowns are inevitable […]

Stocks Jumped 86 Percent At Close Of Day On Etsy IPO – TechCrunch

It turns out Wall Street investors like those homespun crafts. Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade goods, went public today. Shares opened at $31 on the NASDAQ, popping up 94 percent from the initial set price of $16 per share. The company closed its first day of trading at $30 per share, an 86% percent rise from its initial price.The company raised over $287 million by […]

Stock of online marketplace Etsy surges in trading debut – seattlepi …

NEW YORK (AP) — The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock.Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that, and hit a high of $35.73 in morning trading. […]

Etsy shares gain 87.5% in their stock market debut – Business Insider

Akin Oyedele

Apr. 16, 2015, 4:14 PM

Business Insider / Jillian D’OnfroEtsy had a huge first day as a public company. Shares of the online craft marketplace rose 87% in their trading debut on Thursday.Etsy shares closed at $30 after its IPO priced at $16 per share on Wednesday night. At the current share price, Etsy’s market cap is around $3.3 billion.The Brooklyn-based company […]