Spotify IPO: A New Way to Go Public?

Most IPOs come with bells and whistles. There’s a roadshow for investors.  Underwriters and intermediaries are there to stabilize the share price. Company executives even get to ring the bell at the NYSE open. But Spotify (SPOT), the music-streaming leader, didn’t want any of that. Instead it opted for a direct listing, which allows current…

Trump Tariffs 2018: Five Stocks to be Aware of

In late February 2018, we noted: The Trump Administration recommended steep tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum. In fact, Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, is recommending three options to the President, including imposing across-the-board tariffs on steel and aluminum, targeting select countries with even higher tariffs, and/or limiting the total amounts of steel and aluminum currently…