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Better Trading, Better Valuation For Community Banks

Posted On August 13, 2015 | by Kristine Walczak

“Banks are really all the same”. This is the last thing any of us want to hear about our business.   The beauty of a community bank is that it is all about the community. Typically your […]

Hype or Hush: The Pros and Cons of Going Public Part 3: Tick Size

Posted On June 24, 2015 | by Kristine Walczak

Today’s stock market is nearly transaction cost-free and overrun by trading schemes that can displace individual investors. While competition reduces trading costs for investors, it can have negative consequences for IPOs. Tick size, or the price increment […]

Hype or Hush: The Pros and Cons of Going Public

Posted On May 13, 2015 | by Kristine Walczak

Building on the momentum from 2013, the 2014 IPO market produced 244 IPOs, the highest annual figure since 2000 and almost one-third higher than the annual average of 186 IPOs recorded between 2004 and 2007—the last period […]

Experts Offer ‘Mixed Signals’ on U.S. Housing Market

Posted On January 28, 2015 | by AllenCaron

The outlook for the spring housing market is anyone’s guess, based on recent conflicting reports on housing starts, housing sales and testimony from market experts. “Mixed signals” was how CNBC real estate reporter Diana Olick characterized the […]

Restoring the Image of the Tainted Reverse Merger

Posted On December 15, 2014 | by AllenCaron

By guest author Nate Nead, Managing Director of www.reversemergers.comhttp://www.reversemergers.com/ http://www.reversemergers.com/ A recent conversation with a partner at a tier one law firm that regularly works on fully-underwritten IPOs went something like this. Me: “Tell me about your […]

Photo courtesy johnsonteamrealestate.com Home sales seem to be slipping after a spring rebound and experts point to two reasons: rising prices and interest rates. June sales, while near a three-and-a-half-year high, fell 1.2 percent in June from […]

Housing Prices Are Way Up, But Experts Disagree on Why

Posted On May 29, 2013 | by AllenCaron

What is driving the recent rapid rise in housing prices? And is this a sign of a sustained economic recovery? Those were among the questions during a segment covering U.S. housing on CNBC May 28 (http://www.cnbc.com/id/100769361). Home […]

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