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Chapter 2. Pipedreams and Big Lies > Red Flag 10: Be Wary of Chasing the Prices...

Red Flag 10: Be Wary of Chasing the Prices of IPOs Soon After They Start Trading

Of course, even a cursory study of the original dot-com implosion offers some valuable lessons for investors. The original lie spawned dozens of really dumb Internet companies that had no real hope of ever making a profit but had more money than sense—thanks to massive funding from venture capitalists and then from the investing public through often artificially manipulated IPOs.


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