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Launching Model Portfolios

Today we are rolling out the first of our Model Portfolios. If you want to jump right to the page on the website with all the details go here: Named Candy. Here is some more info: 1. The first portfolio, Named Candy, is what you might think of as “core” names. They are leaders in the IPO…

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IPO Market Update

If you are an active investor you have experienced the volatility in the markets over the past few months. In general, market effects are magnified in the IPO market for a number of reasons including smaller market capitalizations and less investor awareness of newly public companies. Our service is not aimed at “macro” elements and…

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The Information Future of Finance Event

As promised we are cranking up our “Token Candy” – coverage of crypto currencies in general and the “ICO” phenomenon. Mainly because of the potential for real disruption in traditional equity capital markets and a new way for companies to access capital. The Event I attended a small event in NYC last night hosted by…

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What’s ahead in 2017

The pendulum of funding fashion appears to be swinging back from very large and expensive late-stage private rounds back to public markets. We witnessed the start of this trend in the second half of 2016 when investors marked down the values of some of their private company investments. If it proves right, we will be…

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2016 IPO market YTD

We wanted to take a moment to examine the performance of the IPO market so far this year and highlight some interesting trends with graphs and pictures. So far July looks like it will be a pretty good month so the positive momentum for the year is set to continue. Here are some of the…

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Introducing Broken Candy for IPO Investors

We are very happy to be launching our new “Broken Candy” service to the market. It’s been a long-running request from many of our members and associates. With close to 1000 companies now in our database there is more than enough to work with in terms of finding some fallen angels that are worthy of further attention. Exploiting…

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First 2016 IPO Candy Folio Updates

As we start 2016 it’s a good time to review and update all our positions in the folio. We’re eliminating quite a few and adding some new names. Generally we are hanging on to many of our best performers. First some new additions: Pure Storage (PSTG) is gaining share rapidly in the enterprise storage market.…

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Updating the IPO Candy Folio

It’s been a volatile August and the world continues to change, sometimes it feels like it’s doing so at a faster pace! That means it’s a good time to update the IPO Candy Folio which to remind you is long only so we are limited in terms of how defensive we can be there. (We’re…

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IPO Candy June Folio Update

As we exit June and head into the summer we made a number of adjustments to our IPO Candy Folio. We’re also providing a link to a sheet where you can see the holdings if you’re interested. This isn’t a permanent solution but we’ll find an easier way for you to see what’s in it…

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January IPO Candy Folio Update

Today we made a few changes to the IPO Candy Folio to close out the first month of the year. Two deals we like priced today – Shake Shack and Spark Therapeutics but the pricing and aftermarket reaction has been stunning. So we will have to wait on those and consider them when the hype…

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