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Why "Marquee" IPOs Are a Terrible Idea for Regular Investors

The $756 million Dropbox Inc. initial public offering was a huge success, soaring 35% higher than its $28.48 debut price on the day.

It was the biggest, richest tech IPO since Snap Inc. shares hit the market last year, and it has everyone "talking IPO" again.

What is it about a Silicon Valley IPO that makes investors go all starry-eyed?

I mean, I like unreasonably large piles of money as much as the next guy… but overhyped IPOs of the moment just aren't the way to make a pile yourself.

Big-game IPO investing, where it's even possible, is almost always a loser for anyone who isn't an underwriter, institution, or corporate insider.

In fact, it's much worse than that: If you do somehow manage to get allotted shares of the Next! Big! Deal! …

...you're probably about to be taken for a ride.

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Dow Jones News Today: Stocks Continue to Fall as North Korea Threatens 'Enveloping Fire' on Guam

The Dow Jones news today is highlighted by falling stock prices as tensions rise between Washington and North Korea.

Dow Jones futures are down 48 points this morning ahead of earnings reports from brick-and-mortar retailers and major American brands today.

Here's a look at today's most important market events and stocks, plus a look at today's economic calendar...