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Uber is one of the worst performing IPOs ever

Reading Time: 1 minute  As one of the most anticipated initial public offerings this year, Uber made its stock market debut on Friday, May 10. While many expected the company to make a splash, it actually “was the worst first-day performance for a giant U.S. IPO by a wide margin,” according to Cordell Eminent

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Beyond Meat had ‘the best IPO so far in 2019’—here’s what to know if you’re thinking of investing

Reading Time: 1 minute  As IPO news continues to dominate business news headlines, Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter offers his research insight to CNBC, The New York Times, Barron’s and Fortune in regards to the initial public offerings for companies like Beyond Meat, Zoom, Slack, Uber, Lyft and more. Read Ritter’s insights in the

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Want to save more money for retirement? Check the fees on your 401(k)

Reading Time: 3 minutes  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – What do you dream of doing after you retire? Maybe you’d like to travel the world, buy a vacation home on the beach or, perhaps, get back to work by starting the business you’ve always been passionate about. Whatever it is you choose to do, you’re going

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Warrington finance faculty member named UF Research Foundation Professor

Reading Time: 1 minute  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Dr. Jay Ritter, Joe B. Cordell Eminent Scholar Chair, was one of 32 faculty members at the University of Florida to be named a UF Research Foundation (UFRF) Professor for 2019-2022. The recognition goes to faculty who have a distinguished current record of research and a strong

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IPO tech rush

Reading Time: 1 minute  With more than 200 companies planning to go public this year, Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter weighs in on the wave of IPOs we might see in 2019. See what he had to say about the IPO rush in interviews with CNBC, Bloomberg, The Economist and Yahoo! Finance. Dual-class share

GSIF continues rapid growth

Reading Time: 2 minutes  The Gator Student Investment Fund (GSIF) made a $13,440 donation to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program this spring. In 2017, the fund announced it would be making annual payments through an endowment-like structure that pays three percent of the portfolio value to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program, which

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Lyft Prices IPO at $72 a Share

Reading Time: 1 minute  On Friday, Lyft’s shares began trading on the public markets. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter shared his IPO insights with The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Toronto Globe and Mail, Associated Press, among others, in relation to the ride-hailing company’s stock-market debut. Read Ritter’s insights in the articles below. Lyft

Lyft files for IPO ahead of Uber

Reading Time: 1 minute  On March 1, rideshare company Lyft filed its S-1 IPO ahead of competitor Uber. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter spoke with Yahoo! Finance, the New York Times and CCN about how beating Uber to filing its IPO will affect Lyft’s success. Lyft will gain ‘more visibility’ if it heads to

Blank-Check Companies, a Hot IPO Fad, Contain Pitfalls for Investors

Reading Time: 1 minute  An analysis by the Wall Street Journal shows that more than half of the blank-check companies that went public in 2015 and 2016 are now trading below their IPO price. Blank-check companies, often called special-purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs — hold initial public offerings to raise cash for acquisitions even though

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Want to maximize your mutual fund investment returns? Find a portfolio manager with ‘skin in the game’

Reading Time: 3 minutes  GAINESVILLE, Fla. – If you’re one of the 56 million Americans that invests in mutual funds, making sure that your portfolio is yielding the best returns is paramount. While your portfolio manager should technically always be looking out for your best interests, how can you be sure that they are