The Flip Side of a Frightening Market

One of the reasons for my recently expressed caution on the stock market is that private-equity firms are lining up to sell companies in initial public offerings. Tony Black of Apollo Global Management (APO) recently said that this is a perfect environment for selling and that his firm is selling everything in the portfolio that isn't nailed down. Blackstone (BX) has been selling some companies and recently did an IPO of its SeaWorld (SEAS) holdings.

The stock market has been climbing steadily, and many assets values are inflated, so it makes sense to sell the stuff they bought a few years ago at much lower prices. It is a valid reason for concern about stock prices....614 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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