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Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: Chinese IPOs raked in $9 billion in U.S. cash, then promptly fell 13% on average

In China, the number 8 is a omen of good luck and prosperity. Indeed about 30 Chinese companies reaped over $9 billion in capital, going public in the U.S. markets in 2018, but the investors in many of these deals have not fared as well......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 31st, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: D.C. is finally paying attention to scary Chinese stocks, but Wall Street may pay the consequences

U.S. regulators are finally paying attention to the risky issues associated with Chinese companies publicly listed in the U.S., but the proposed solution could actually be more harmful to U.S. investors......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatch16 hr. 38 min. ago

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: Critics call Tesla’s Elon Musk ‘irresponsible’ for casting doubt on need for lidar sensors in self-driving cars

Louay Eldada, a co-founder and chief executive of Quanergy Systems Inc., a startup company now valued at about $2 billion, is a bit fed up with Tesla’s Elon Musk......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 26th, 2019

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: The tech IPO market is back, thanks to boring, old cloud-software companies

So far this year, most of the biggest and best performing tech IPOs are from companies you have probably never heard of, yet they have found outsize success in a market with pent-up demand for high-growth tech companies, no matter their age......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 30th, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: Ho hum, just another quarter of 20%+ earnings growth for tech

As tech companies continue to dominate Wall Street, with four now standing alone with valuations of more than $800 billion, gigantic growth is priced in and expected. All the drama is in the forecasts......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 17th, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: With 20%+ earnings growth baked in, the drama for tech this quarter will be in the forecasts

As tech companies continue to dominate Wall Street, with four now standing alone with valuations of more than $800 billion, gigantic growth is priced in and expected. All the drama is in the forecasts......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 17th, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: The current tech bubble is a Chinese import

In the last several years, the current tech boom in the public markets has differed from the dot-com bubble almost 20 years ago. Until now......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchSep 7th, 2018

This Year’s Tech IPOs Are Raising an Average of $2.2 Billion

Welcome to the year of the giant tech IPO. A cavalcade of so-called unicorns, privately held companies valued at $1 billion or more, is galloping toward supersize initial public offerings. Uber alone raised $8.1 billion in its May debut. .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 20th, 2019

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: Blue Apron’s new CEO has a thankless task

Blue Apron Inc. investors applauded the news that the company has hired a new chief executive, Linda Kozlowski, the chief operating officer of Etsy Inc. until last year, but her new job may be a tough and thankless task......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 2nd, 2019

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: The promise of a magical rebound for tech comes with little evidence to back it up

Chip companies began stirring fears that the tech boom of the past decade is coming to an end last earnings season, when they began forecasting a downturn that has turned into the first chip slowdown .....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 8th, 2019

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: Can Facebook, Apple and Google keep powering tech’s growth?

As large tech companies report first-quarter earnings in a flood of results during the next two weeks, they face a major test: Will they continue to post huge growth, and fuel further overall gains for the market, or settle into a more mild adulthood?.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 21st, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: SEC: Tell us more about all this money; Amazon and Google: Nope

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has tried hard to force Alphabet Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. to disclose more information about their fast-growing businesses, but the tech giants aren’t playing along......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 19th, 2018

China"s Biggest Tech Unicorns Stampede to Go Public

At least a dozen Chinese companies with collective private valuations of roughly $500 billion have been in talks about IPOs......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjMay 2nd, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: Silicon Valley billionaires’ favorite nonprofit crumbles beneath mounting greed

A Silicon Valley money factory soared with the tech boom, but grew greedy and obsessed with winning until its en.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJun 28th, 2018

Chinese Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Falls in Hong Kong Trading Debut

Shares in Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, which raised $4.7 billion in one of Hong Kong’s largest tech initial public offerings in recent years, fell on their debut as the broader market rose......»»

Category: asiaSource: wsjJul 9th, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: IPO boom has opened the window for some scary companies

A stunning number of companies are trying to jump through the current hot market for initial public offerings, but investors would be wise to watch for rats hoping to sneak in amid the torrent......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 9th, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: Bloom Energy proves it should not be trusted

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Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 1st, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: In just one week as a public company, Bloom Energy has squandered its credibility

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Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 1st, 2018

Wall Street to open lower on renewed tariff fears

Wall Street was set to open lower after tech and industrial stocks fell, as fears of a trade spat between the United States and China failed to let up after President Donald Trump proposed 25 percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports......»»

Category: topSource: reutersAug 2nd, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: Apple is worth $1 trillion because of Tim Cook

Tim Cook deserves all the kudos he is receiving as the chief executive to steer Apple Inc. toward the record $1 trillion market cap it reached this week......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 5th, 2018

Therese Poletti"s Tech Tales: Hey Elon Musk, where’s the funding to take Tesla private?

It’s now been three days since Elon Musk roiled the U.S. markets with a tweet contending that funding was secured to take Tesla private at $420 a share in what would be the largest corporate private buyout ever, and his silence since is deafening......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 10th, 2018