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The 5 Most Painful IPO Flops of 2013

2013 was a banner year for IPOS, with 156 new stocks coming to market -- the most since 2007. But it wasn't such a great year for all of those stocks individually.

How to Pick the Best Stocks: CEO Candor Predicts Performance

When smart investors consider a stock, they look at profit margins, revenue growth, and a raft of ratios to decide if it's a good buy. But beyond those measurements, here's a subtle and simple guideline that can give you real insight about a company's prospects: How honest is its management?