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Just when you thought it was risk-on

Trade and Currency Wars I am starting this article just ahead of the equity market open in New York. And S&P futures have the market opening down 1%. The market continues to be unsettled by the political uncertainty around the US-China…

Facecoin, Slack and loss-making IPOs

A quick note here with a few thoughts on technology IPO companies with economic moats I use Slack every day at work. It is an essential internal communications tool for my job. And, as such, I see it as a company with relatively high…

IPOs, a global rebound and Tariff Man

The IPO market is hot As I wrote last night, IPO conditions right now seem nearly ideal for growth companies to come to market. The appetite for loss-making companies shows us that public investors are willing to overlook losses as long as…

2019 may be the best time to IPO

Growth matters, profits don't Nearly 7,000 scooters appeared to be active in Los Angeles County in January, having logged a ride in the previous two weeks. By April, more than 5,500 of those same scooters appeared to be removed from active…

Melting Up?

Tesla On Thursday, I wrote that "Tesla has been forced to pony up for those converts. They now have $2.2 billion, $1.5 billion less than at the end of the last quarter. I think the need for more capital is a question of when, not if. But if…

Some thoughts on Lyft’s IPO

My recent experience with taxis On my way into Manhattan from LaGuardia Airport on Monday night, I noticed an app symbol for Curb on the payment box in my taxi. The box said I could pay for the ride with this app. So while I was in transit,…

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