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Prof. Jay Ritter: IPOs, SPACs and the Hot Issue Market of 2020

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter joins the Rational Reminder podcast and shares a deeper dive into IPO performance, his insights into SPACs and his research into why economic growth doesn’t correlate with stock returns. Watch the interview on YouTube or read

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SPAC Froth Turns on Itself With Stocks Plunging 20% in Two Weeks

Research from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story from Bloomberg about how SPAC mania is showing signs of hitting a stock-market saturation point, with an index tracking blank-check flyers suddenly down about 20% from its peak.

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SPACs, the investment term you won’t stop hearing about, explained

Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter’s expertise helps answer the top questions about SPACs. Learn more about SPACs and Ritter’s insights in the story from Vox. 

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Celebs including A-Rod and Ciara are getting into SPACs. What could go wrong?

U.S.-listed SPACs have raised a stunning $48.3 billion through 160 deals so far this year, but Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter worries the SPAC boom is a sign of market euphoria and a potential bubble.  See why Ritter is concerned

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SPAC Frenzy Emboldens Silicon Valley Startups to Forgo Venture Funding

Helicopter-taxi hopeful Archer is among those joining the public markets with billion-dollar valuations—years before any revenue. Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter lends his expertise on SPACs to this story from the Wall Street Journal. 

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Red-Hot Stock Market Pushes More Companies to Go Public

The number of firms listed on U.S. exchanges surges the most since the dot-com bubble, reversing a two-decade slump. Research from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story from the Wall Street Journal. 

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Inflation is rising and so are investors’ fears about stocks

“Stocks actually are an inflation hedge but the market doesn’t see it that way,” writes Mark Hulbert of Market Watch.  Research from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story. Read more in this story from Market Watch. 

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Blank check funds are hot but may be risky: ‘The trust level is through the roof’

SPACs, or special purpose acquisition companies, are a hot-ticket item on Wall Street. Retail investors are taking part in the frenzy. However, there are reasons for caution, according to financial experts, like Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter. Investors seem to

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Unusual first-day rallies in SPACs raise bubble concern: ‘Every single one of them has gone up’

With new SPAC deals this year recording an average jump of 6.5% on their debuts, a nearly sixfold increase from their historical levels, concerns about a bubble are on the rise.  “The last couple of months have been great for

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It’s not just GameStop worrying Wall Street about a bubble

Research from Cordell Eminent Scholar Jay Ritter informs this story from the AP about why even Wall Street is worried about a bubble. 

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