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I’ve found this recent phenomenon quite interesting:(more…)
This is a tale about risk, hubris, and disaster. I stumbled upon it quite by accident.
Let us begin by taking a look at the chart of a relatively young stock named Rocket Companies (symbol RKT). You may have heard of Rocket Mortgage, but they have a variety of other financial lending products. Anyway, here is the chart, absent a couple weeks of the most recent history:(more…)
The entire SPAC mania has died down, and for good reason. The days of the original $10 SPAC price going up hundreds of percent was how it began, but now we’ve got SPACs in the single-digits zone, which has been a polar wind through the entire SPAC landscape. Here are some examples of this way-too-popular wipeout:(more…)