More on IPOs: Supply & Demand in the U.S. Stock Market

More and more people are making the IPO case for 2007, with a bullish CNBC piece yesterday, and the following factoids from Trimtabs today:

“… shares outstanding in the U.S. contracted by at least $600 billion this year — roughly 3.1% of the market’s total value, according to TrimTabs.

“The U.S. equity market hasn’t shrunk by that much in at least a decade. In 2005, the market contracted by roughly 2% and by less than 0.1% in 2004, TrimTabs estimates. From 1999 through 2003, the market expanded every year. (Percentages are based on the market capitalization of the U.S. equity market at the end of each year.)”

[TrimTabs via Marketwatch]

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  1. “More and more people are making the IPO case for 2007 …”
    Sounds like a perfect contrary indicator.