A lesson from Facebook – avoid IPOs

IPOs offer investors an exciting way to buy into the latest hot stock market name. And that's precisely why you should avoid them, says Tim Bennett.

IPOs offer investors an exciting way to buy into the latest hot stock market name. And that's precisely why you should avoid them, says Tim Bennett.

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