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The Problem With Ratchet Terms

After a slew of underperforming IPOs, investors seem more risk-averse than they used to be. And that may mean ratchet terms are on the rise.

Are Stocks Divorced From Fundamentals?

Stock prices have been ignoring stagnant corporate profits, surging higher. Is it sustainable?

SoftBank Is No Longer Getting a Pass

SoftBank has a history of writing big checks for flawed startups. And it doesn’t seem to have learned its lesson.

Trading Too Much Hurts Returns

Data shows investors who trade too much underperform their “buy-and-hold” peers.

SEC Considers Opening Up “Accredited Investor” Status to More Investors

The definition of “accredited investor” may be changing soon. Here’s how this could expand your investment options.

Eight Wishes for Early Investors

Now that 2019 is wrapping up, we’re looking ahead to 2020. So here are eight wishes Andy Gordon hopes will come true for early investors everywhere next year.

How to Ignite Capital Growth in 2020 (Not Through IPOs)

Direct listings minimize risk for startup investors and help them cash out faster. But they also come with a downside. Fortunately, that may change in 2020.

Mailbag: To Short or Not to Short

In this week’s Mailbag, the Early Investing team explains whether it recommends shorting U.S. stocks and what happens to your shares when a startup gets bought out.