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2021 was a record year for initial public offerings. More than 3,000 companies listed on global stock markets and raised over $600 billion in the process.
Companies such as Coinbase, Roblox and Rivian each pulled in more than 10 billion dollars. Exciting times!
But since going public, many companies have seen their stock price plunge, leaving investors to wonder: Are IPOs a good investment?
And in today’s Dumb Question of the Week, we ask: Am I missing out by not investing in private companies?
- What Happens to IPOs Over the Long Run? (Nasdaq)
- Which, Why, and for How Long do IPOs Underperform (ResearchGate)