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Back-to-School Season Has Stock Sellers Tapping Market in Droves

  • Almost $60 billion of share sales have been flagged this month
  • Looming stimulus pullback raises doubts about boom’s longevity
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Still a Strong Case for Risk Assets, Says JPMorgan AM’s Craig

Global equity capital markets are firing on all cylinders, with a raft of listings and billions of dollars in stake sales hitting traders’ screens this week, as sellers rush to take advantage of buoyant prices while they can.

September traditionally marks the start of the fall window for stock offerings, and the month is off to its busiest start globally since 2012, with nearly $40 billion of deals priced last week alone, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Initial public offerings worth billions more are in the market, looking for takers.