Memo to Robinhood traders: “Bankruptcy” usually means the equity gets wiped out

Memo to Robinhood traders: “Bankruptcy” usually means the equity gets wiped out

Quick primer on how it works, given Hertz is about to pull the world’s first¬†Initial Bankruptcy Offering: The senior debt holders are first in line Subordinated debt holders are next in line Creditors, suppliers, vendors, including employees and pension funds are in this line Equity holders (this means you) are the very last in line and they get a fraction whatever is left, which is often NOTHING Good luck in the scramble to buy Hertz…

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