The Readback explores why only a few of our most hyped companies and ideas end up meeting their promise. The lessons learned hold value not just for investors, but for everyone trying to find the next big thing.
A Costly Detour for Uber
The ride-sharing giant hoped to be worth $120 billion. Then investors started asking about profits.
Facebook's Terrible IPO
Facebook was already at the top of the world when it went public in 2012. The IPO nearly ruined it all.
Beyond Meat Goes to Market
How the alternative meat company's revolutionary idea became one of Wall Street's favorite stories.
Moderna's First Trial
Moderna's stock debut was once termed a broken IPO. Now the company is saving the world.
The Making of an IPO Frenzy
By the end of 2020, investors had shaken off the pandemic and driven IPOs to historic highs. How we got there, and what's next.
The Readback Returns Next Week
The Readback brings you a new season that revisits some of the biggest IPOs of the last decade, including Moderna, Facebook, and Uber. Our quest: Figuring out how investors put a price on innovation.
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Great episode on Moderna ipo
Better with the new format.
The new format where they look back at the history of market segments or companies works well. You get to hear where Barron's columnists got it wrong or right and why. Hoping they start it up again.