The facts about … Direct Iistings vs. IPOs

Most firms looking to go public launch an initial public offering, or IPO. That’s where they hire an investment firm to promote the new shares and underwrite the listing process.

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Pat: What do you think of Chinese shoe seller Zungui Haixi? Thanks.

Zungui Haixi Corp., $1.85, symbol ZUN on Toronto (Shares outstanding: 56.4 million; Market cap: $89.9 million; www.zunguihaixi.com), makes and sells athletic shoes, clothing and accessories in China. It also sells casual leather shoes.

Zungui markets its casual and athletic sportswear under the Zungui brand, which… Read More

Safer ways to invest in Chinese stocks

Chinese stocks have lagged behind North American markets this year. That’s partly because investors are concerned about collapses of Chinese reverse-takeover stocks (RTOs), like Sino-Forest. That concern has spilled over to even high-quality Chinese stocks.

RTOs bought bankrupt North American companies that were already listed on… Read More