Will This Canada Goose Honk for Investors?

Will This Canada Goose Honk for Investors?Dear Fellow Fools, Ah, the “IPO”. I wonder how many of us had even heard of such a thing prior to the late ‘90’s when tech IPOs were trumpeted by daily headlines and provided 1,000% opening day moves (based on loose recollection, perhaps a slight exaggeration). The initials stand for “Initial Public Offering,” and this generally refers to a time in a company’s life when it moves from the world…

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5 Ways to Avoid Outrageous Investment Fees

5 Ways to Avoid Outrageous Investment FeesMore amendments to the way investment dealers and advisers deal with their clients are coming in July and firms are very worried. The new initiatives — part of the Client Relationship Model — Phase 2, or CRM2, initiative — are meant to show clients how much money in fees they are actually paying on their investments. Specifically, they will show the annual cost and compensation (in dollars) of all operating,…

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Historic Facebook Debut Falls Flat

Historic Facebook Debut Falls FlatThe historic initial public offering of Facebook Inc did not go as planned on Friday, as the social networking company’s sky-high valuation combined with trading glitches left the stock languishing near its offering price at the market close. Facebook shares began trading late Friday morning and opened 11 percent above the $38 offering price, but after peaking at about $45 slid rapidly at the end of the day to close…

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