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The Truth About the Uber IPO

Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions to learn why well-known companies, despite gaining popularity, aren’t always the safest or most profitable investment.

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We’ve all heard of, and probably occasionally use Uber for quick and easy transportation. But have you ever heard of Lyft? Lyft is a ride sharing company, like Uber, but smaller and less known. Recently, Lyft’s stocks became available to the general public for investments and trading, but just because you can, does that mean you should? Today Kate Stalter explains why trend investments aren’t always a good idea, along with why smaller companies are sometimes more promising. Tune into this episode of Better Money Decisions to learn why well-known companies, despite gaining popularity, aren’t always the safest or most profitable investment.

Show Highlights:

  • Why companies go public with shares
  • How investors are rewarded from small companies going public
  • Why popular companies aren’t always a good investment
  • What makes picking IPO’s risky
  • Reasons why you shouldn’t jump into trading because it goes public
  • The reality of stocks when companies settle back into real sales and earnings expectations
  • Better ways to get your retirement plan aligned with your goals

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About the Author

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Kate Stalter

CMO and Senior Financial Advisor

Kate is a Series 65-licensed advisor, has hosted the Daily Stock Analysis and Market Wrap videos on Investors.com, and taught Investor’s Business Daily live seminars. She contributes to Forbes, US News & World Report and TheStreet. Kate’s primary focus is helping clients who face decisions about portfolio allocation, Social Security strategies, insurance needs, estate planning, college funding and all manner of financial questions.

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