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3 Red Flags: A Cautionary Tale About IPOs

Last spring was marked by a flurry of high-profile IPOs, which have turned into wild rides for many early investors over the past year. Facebook (NASDAQ: FB  ) , Zynga, and Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN  ) all garnered unprecedented levels of hype surrounding their initial public offerings, and eager investors clamored to get in on the action. Now, it's worth asking: Was it worth it?

Today we look back on The Motley Fool's unorthodox approach to helping the world invest better in IPOs, and then size up how some of those stocks have fared since going public.

For instance, Facebook's IPO was the most hyped of all, but so far investors have been let down. Zuckerberg shouldn't be the only one getting rich off Facebook, though, and while only time can tell whether there's ultimately anything to "like" about the company, there are certain things that every shareholder needs to know. The Motley Fool has outlined them all in a premium research report on Facebook, which comes with a full year of additional expert analysis to keep you up to date as key news breaks. There's a lot more to Facebook than meets the eye, so click here now to read up on the full story and understand your investment from the inside out.

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