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Jay Ritter

Donald Trump’s Truth Social parent company goes on volatile ride in debut: ‘Definitely the latest meme stock’

The Donald Trump-tied media company behind Truth Social sparked frenzied trading in its public debut Tuesday — but it bears all the hallmarks of infamous “meme stocks” given the actual state of its business, according to Cordell Eminent Scholar and

Jay Ritter

IPO Window Cracks Open and Silicon Valley Sees Some Daylight

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights on the latest companies to go public.  Read more in this story from Bloomberg. [Subscription required.]

Jay Ritter

Trump’s Truth Social is now a public company. Experts warn its multibillion-dollar valuation defies logic

For the first time in almost 30 years, part of Donald Trump’s business empire has gone public. Trading started with a bang. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights on the company’s long-delayed journey to public company which is

Mo Wang

Aflac’s CEO gave us that obnoxious, genius duck and changed the insurance industry. Now, he’s facing his aging customers’ mortality—and eventually his own

Associate Dean and Lanzillotti-McKethan Eminent Scholar Mo Wang shares his insights on how companies with aging CEOs are impacted, like Aflac’s Dan Amos, who is now the fifth-longest-serving CEO of any Fortune 500 company. For example, on average, companies’ financial performance

Jay Ritter

Big week for tech IPOs Reddit, Astera boosts Morgan Stanley after extended lull

Wall Street’s tech IPO bankers may finally have a reason to break out the champagne after an extended drought was broken up this week with the market debuts of Reddit and Astera Labs. In the past two years, though, there

Jay Ritter

Why Trump Can’t Pledge His Truth Social Shares Even After It Goes Public

Donald Trump is on the cusp of adding billions of dollars to his balance sheet after shareholders of Digital World Acquisition Corp. voted on Friday to merge with his Trump Media & Technology Group. But not only won’t the expected

Jay Ritter

Donald Trump may be about to get $3 billion richer. But that likely won’t solve his cash crunch

Trump Media & Technology Group, the owner of Trump’s struggling social media platform Truth Social, is on the cusp of going public as soon as next week following years of legal and regulatory obstacles. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter and DBA

Jay Ritter speaking on Yahoo Finance about the Reddit IPO

Reddit Rises 48% in First Day of Trading

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights on the social media company’s debut on the New York Stock Exchange, one of the first major tech initial public offerings of the year. Read his insights from a number of publications,

Eugene F. Brigham 1930-2024

Warrington College of Business mourns the loss of renowned professor and benefactor Eugene F. Brigham

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – It is with deep sadness that the University of Florida Warrington College of Business shares the loss of former faculty member and finance education supporter Dr. Eugene F. Brigham. The author of one of the best-selling finance

Jay Ritter

Bloomberg Opinion: Digital World Acquisition Corp

Insights from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter inform this opinion piece about the proposed merger between Trump Media and Digital World, a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC.  Read more from Bloomberg’s Matt Levine.

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