Interesting chart via the WSJ about IPOS — which often capture the public’s attention, despite their being less than reliable investment:
A dollar invested in Amazon.com’s 1997 IPO would today be worth about $140. A dollar invested in Webvan would be worthless. Here’s a look at some of the high-fliers and flame-outs of the Internet era. Share prices are adjusted for splits and reverse splits.
Window for 2011 Deals Set to Close
WSJ, November 28, 2011