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Should You Invest In IPOs? It’s Still A Risky Prospect

Investing in IPOs may sound exciting, but it’s often better to wait for newly public stocks to mature before buying. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights for this story from Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. 

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The spectacular failure of SPACs

They were supposed to be a revolution. They may get sued out of existence. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights into why SPACs fail so badly and if they will ever become popular again in this story from

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MSF team takes third at Engage Undergraduate Investment Conference

University of Florida finance students Eliot Glein (MSF ’25), Ethan Poliner (MSF ’25) and Nathan Marshall (MSF ’25) placed third in this year’s annual ENGAGE Undergraduate Investment Conference (UIC) Stock Pitch Competition, North America’s leading collegiate investing conference. After hosting

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UL Solutions to test IPO market

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter comments on the long-awaited plans from UL Solutions to go public. The Chicago-area company long known for providing the seal of approval for the safety of electronics and other products.  Read more in this story

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WeWork’s ignominious bankruptcy adds to the growing list of once buzzy SPAC companies that have gone bust

WeWork is the highest profile SPAC blowup. The company’s $9 billion valuation in an October 2021 deal — one of the biggest mergers by enterprise value at the time —  exemplified the profligacy of a near-zero interest rate environment. “There was a major

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Four things to do with a finance degree

Every company needs employees who are skilled in finance. From increasing company profit to analyzing economic and market trends, a career in finance implies a multitude of opportunities, offering stability and consistent demand projections. With a degree in finance, you

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WeWork Joins a Long List of High-Profile SPACs That Have Failed

After a little more than two years as a public company, the infamous office-sharing firm WeWork has filed for Chapter 11 protection. WeWork joins the likes of Core Scientific Inc., one of the largest miners of Bitcoin, and Richard Branson’s

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Can human market investors beat the algorithms?

Are the algorithms something that people in the know could game? If insiders see specific things happening and they know some sort of action is soon to follow because the algorithms are programmed a certain way, could they try to

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Ares Acquisition Corp., X-energy scrap $1.8B merger due to ‘persistently volatile public markets’

Ares Acquisition Corp. (AAC), which is a special purpose acquisition company affiliated with Ares Management Corp. (ARES), will liquidate. It’s the 165th special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) to dissolve this year.  Jay Ritter, Cordell Eminent Scholar and an expert in

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IPOs Of The Smallest Companies Post Astonishing Failure Rates, But Bankers Still Win

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shares his insights in this story about credulous retail investors being the biggest losers, according to new research. Read more in this story from Forbes. [Subscription required.]