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Entries tagged “Sharespost”

Trading on the Secondary Market

Insight June 29, 2011

In recent years, the secondary market for stocks – a platform through which investors can buy and trade shares of private companies – has grown exponentially in size and use.  This year,    transactions on the online platforms of SharesPost and SecondMarket alone have totaled over $ 4.6 billion, and are projected to exceed $ 6.9 billion next year. This does not include the much larger volume of trading by traditional broker-dealers and financial advisers, or other online platforms. 

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LinkedIn IPO Far Exceeds Expected Valuation; May be Boon for Secondary Markets

Insight May 27, 2011

Recently, LinkedIn went public.  LinkedIn is a professional social networking website with over 100 million users, as both alternative and companion to market-dominant Facebook.

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