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Tech IPOs in 2016 Have a Rough Year Ahead [CHART]

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Tech IPOs in 2016 are in for another rough year as the once-burgeoning sector endures a massive sell-off.

While the S&P 500 is down 11% over the last six months, the tech sector has fallen 13.8%.

And as the following chart shows, most tech IPOs last year have not been shielded from the volatility...

The Four Tech IPOs Wall Street Isn't Telling You About

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Tech IPOs are the lifeblood of Silicon Valley. They’re the primary way in which startup tech investors cash out and make their fortune.

Although many high-tech firms postponed their stock debuts last year because of market volatility, these four fast-growing tech firms almost certainly will make their IPOs in 2016.

They aren’t on Wall Street’s radar, but they’ll now be on yours. And I’ll show you the smartest way to invest in this very lucrative asset class…

What the Media Doesn't Get About Stock Market Bubbles

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Since the last bona fide financial bubble, the real estate and credit bubble of 2007 to 2009, it seems like every time anyone pays a few pennies too much for a stock, there is a flock of analysts ready to start crowing "bubble!" like so many birds on a wire.

I believe that any pundit who calls a sector or market a "bubble" when they really mean "fundamentally or technically overbought" should be banished from pontificating until the real bubble appears.

And the charts I have to show you prove it...

The Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) Share Price Depends on This Huge Threat

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The Fitbit (NYSE: FIT) share price will likely soar in its debut if it follows the typical first-day trading pattern.

But the long-term performance of FIT stock depends on its ability to maintain its huge market share.

That's because there's another company that poses a huge threat to Fitbit's products...

Why the Fitbit IPO Price Range Was Revised Today

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The Fitbit IPO price range increased this morning (Tuesday) by $3 to $17 to $19.

The newly revised deal will raise $621 million - roughly 39% more proceeds than the previous $448 million.

Here's everything you need to know about why the Fitbit IPO price was revised today...

Will There Be a Pinterest IPO in 2015?

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The Pinterest IPO is one of the most talked-about tech deals of 2015.

But Pinterest has made no plans to go public yet. In fact, CEO Ben Silbermann has mentioned how the company isn't concerned about rushing into it.

Here's what we know about the Pinterest IPO - and why it isn't racing to hit the market...

2015 IPOs in Tech Are in for Blockbuster Run – Here's How to Profit

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With the markets pushing toward new highs nearly every week, investors wonder how long the bull will keep running. The answer: For as long as fresh cash keeps feeding it.

And judging by the way the 2015 IPOs are shaping up, you should look for the bull to keep running through most of the year.

You can make money from this run and from the upcoming 2015 IPOs - if you know where to look. Go here for your IPO profit guide now.

Etsy IPO: Everything You Need to Know About Etsy’s (Nasdaq: ETSY) Upcoming IPO

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The Etsy IPO date is set for Thursday, April 16. The company will list on the Nasdaq under the ticker "ETSY."

The deal has become one of the most talked-about tech offerings so far this year. The Etsy IPO could become the largest technology IPO from a New York-based company since barnesandnoble.com spun off Barnes & Noble Inc. (NYSE: BKS) in 1999.

With the Etsy IPO date quickly approaching, here's everything you need to know about the deal – including whether or not you should buy Etsy stock when it starts trading…

Is the Etsy IPO Valuation Justified?

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The Etsy IPO valuation is $1.8 billion - but the deal has been met with equal amounts of hype and skepticism.

Some investors have faith in Etsy's strong sales growth while others don't think the company will be profitable.

These three charts show if the valuation is justified or not - and if ETSY stock is a buy...

Etsy IPO Date Is Coming – Here's a Breakdown of the Deal

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The Etsy IPO date is set for Thursday, April 16. The company will list on the Nasdaq under the ticker "ETSY."

The deal could be the largest tech IPO from a New York-based company in 16 years.

Here's everything you need to know about the Etsy IPO - and whether or not you should buy ETSY stock...

Where the Etsy IPO Price Ranks Among Recent Initial Public Offerings

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The Etsy Inc. (Nasdaq: ETSY) IPO is one of the most talked about deals so far this year. The Etsy IPO price is set at a range of $14 to $16 a share.

But is that too expensive or too cheap for all the hype it’s getting?

Here’s how the Etsy IPO price stands against other recent deals…

15 Tech IPOs in 2015 to Keep on Your Radar

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Tech IPOs in 2015: Wall Street is coming off a great year of initial public offerings. There were the most IPOs in 2014 since the height of the dot-com era in 2000.

Renaissance Capital, a manager of IPO-focused ETFs, reported 275 stock launches last year. That's a 23% increase from 2013. Last year's record number of IPOs also lent a huge hand 2014's bull market.

But it won't stop there. The tech sector should continue to dominate the 2015 IPO landscape. That's why we're keeping an eye on the biggest tech IPOs in 2015.

Here's a look at 15 companies with a real or rumored valuation of at least $1 billion to watch this year...

Alibaba IPO Price May Come at a Discount to Investors

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According to a Bloomberg report, the Alibaba IPO price could be 22% lower than most analyst valuations when the company goes public later this year - but the reason is actually good for investors.

A discount would not signify weakness in the IPO – rather, it would be Alibaba’s attempt to avoid a flop like the one Facebook experienced during its initial public offering, when it ended up losing half its market value in four months as investors worried about slowing growth.

Here's how a more modest valuation will actually help Alibaba investors...

Fresh Highs for S&P and Dow Jones Today, GoPro Dives 16%, Plus These Top Stories

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Stock market news, July 2, 2014: Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones today (Wednesday) were able to just barely finish with fresh record highs. The Nasdaq was mostly flat but finished slightly down.

Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, and the top stock market news recap...

Another Great "Backdoor" Play

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There's nothing we like better than discovering a "back" way into the current hot deal.

It's just so gratifying to find that sorta-secret way to bag profits from the IPO or merger that's dominating the headlines and that everyone you work with is so excited to talk about.

We did that for you with the Alibaba Holdings Inc. initial public stock offering (IPO). In our special research report, How to Make a Fast 153% from the Alibaba IPO, we give you three "backdoor" ways to profit from the upcoming stock offering of the China Internet giant.

Today we're coming back with a different "backdoor-profit-play" strategy.

This strategy offers an alternate way to profit from the already-announced $67.1 billion bid that AT&T Inc. has made for DirecTV.

It's also a way to profit from the surprisingly strong tech sector that's emerging right next door... Full Story