Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Meta, Amazon, Netflix (the FAANGs) and Tesla are all down this week. Tesla has taken the largest dip, dropping by over 15% this week. The FAANGs have only performed slightly better.
This is an incredibly difficult time to write about capital markets, let alone predict any type of future. Words like ‘financial warfare’ and ‘uninvestable’ are becoming daily topics on most news channels. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is facing its biggest challenges in recent times. Gazprom is still heating much of Western Europe. In the meantime, the Moscow Stock Exchange remains shut. Its future remains uncertain.
This situation highlights what many are beginning to see as the main issue of junior markets like AIM. Although ASOS was able to build a successful company while listed, they’ve reached a pivotal point where growth is no longer possible without graduating to a main market.
2021 was a big year for IPOs. With almost 1,500 companies listing around the world, the number of IPOs nearly doubled in 2021 compared to the year before. The amount of capital raised surpassed $525 billion.
As Christmas and the New Year approaches, pour yourself a glass of Bailey’s (or perhaps something more expensive if you’re one of this year’s crypto winners) and look back at some of the winners and losers of 2021.
Who are the most notorious rogue traders? Do their stories share common features? Is the phenomenon of "rogue trading" an inherent part of the industry, or can better regulation and workplace culture protect against such activity?
Eight years after one of the most controversial initial public offerings of the decade, let’s revisit the Royal Mail IPO. The price of the Royal Mail stock (LON: RMG) skyrocketed shortly after it had begun trading on the London Stock Exchange. For months and years, the company was deemed undervalued and its IPO stock price a bargain.
Every now and again, something happens in the banking sector that makes you amazed nobody is going to prison. Last week it was reported that the European Commission has fined four of the world’s largest banks for involvement in price fixing on the foreign exchange markets.
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