Wall Street has been anything but boring this year. We've had record stock market highs, hyped up IPOs, activist investors gone wild, and red-faced moments for some prominent CEOs. There were enough momentous events, in fact, that we here at Money Morning decided to hand out a few awards.
We haven't seen an IPO market this strong in six years. Of the 168 companies to go public this year, more than 70% are trading above their offer price. And the top IPOs this year have seen gains of 140%, 187%, even 369%.