5 questions all first-time investors should ask about Uber’s IPO

Uber’s IPO was the most hotly anticipated since Facebook’s IPO in 2012. You may be feeling smug on Friday if you decided that you were not up for the initial ride.

Financial advisers say you should think carefully before you decide to hop onboard. In recent months, financial experts have been listing the issues retail investors, especially newcomers to IPOs, should be aware of. Chief among them: Uber is losing money. Buckle up: In 2018, Uber UBER, -5.47% reported an operating loss of $3 billion on revenue of $11.3 billion, and its accumulated deficit reached nearly $8 billion at the end of last year.

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