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Downside® Misery Row

A gallery of overhyped stocks. Live by the hype, die by the hype.

PPOD - Peapod
A grocery store that thought it was an Internet company. Until it was too late.
PPOD stock chart
LNUX - VA Linux Systems
Biggest first-day run-up ever. Then look what happened.
LNUX stock chart
BOSTQ - Boston Chicken
Remember? Hot IPO, massive expansion, no profits, flakey franchising scheme, wierd accounting, bankruptcy...
BOSTQ stock chart
VUSA - Value America
All the right buzzwords: business-to-consumer E-marketing, frictionless commerce, disintermediation. Couldn't execute.

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