Inside IPO's: The Secrets to Investing in Today's Newest Companies

 
9780071358859: Inside IPO's: The Secrets to Investing in Today's Newest Companies

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) are hot with today's aggressive, experienced investors -- but telling the winners from the losers can be difficult. Inside IPOs explains the ins and outs of this potentially lucrative market, including which industries investors should target or avoid, when to buy or sell, names of mutual funds that provide diversified access to the IPO market, and more.This insider's look at IPOs -- and the incredible returns they can provide for aggressive investors. It provides descriptions of specific deals, insights from IPO syndicate bankers, and other topics that include: * The four key areas of "red herrings"* Techniques to evaluate management, underwriters, and profit potential* How to navigate the "quiet period" and the "lock-up"

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IPOs­­Where to Find Them, When to Buy Them, and How to Determine if They're Right for You

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) often produce first-day returns of 200% or more. Yet for every investor whose stocks produce immediate, substantial returns, others are left holding one-day wonders, stocks that eventually slip into penny stock territory­­or completely out of sight.

How can you tell the winners from the losers, the stars from the laggards?

Inside IPOs examines IPOs from the inside­­the side individual investors rarely get to see­­and provides straightforward answers to serious questions about this high potential market. Recognized IPO expert Richard Peterson details tips and tactics for profiting from the IPO phenomenon, including:

Which industries investors should seek­­and which to avoid Techniques used by IPO fund managers and syndicate bankers Publicly traded funds that provide the advantages of IPOs with fewer risks

IPOs are not for your average investor. Still, for investors willing to do their homework and take on a bit more risk, the spectacular performance of IPOs is impossible to ignore. Let Inside IPOs tell you everything you need to know about this fascinating, exceedingly profitable marketplace­­and help you get in early on the next headline-grabbing IPO.

On its first day of trading Ebay gained 163%. After two weeks, the gain had slipped to just 61%. But by the end of the fourth week of trading, Ebay's stock had rebounded to gain 186% from its offer price.

After two months, the IPO had gained nearly 1,000%.

How can an independent investor expect to compete in such a volatile environment? Let Inside IPOs act as your market-savvy advisor, explaining what you can expect on an IPO's first day of trading, when the best times have historically been for cashing in IPO shares, techniques for sheltering IPO gains, and more.

For years, initial public offerings (IPOs) have been considered off-limits to independent investors, accessible only to the wealthiest individuals and institutions. But as recognized IPO authority Richard Peterson explains in Inside IPOs, all investors can profit from the current IPO phenomenon­­if they know where to go, and what to do when they get there.

Inside IPOs walks you through the entire IPO process, including:

4 key areas in the "red herring"­­an IPO's preliminary prospectus Red flags to spot IPOs that present the greatest risks, with the least opportunities for reward Proven methods for evaluating management and underwriters Addresses of websites that provide numerous IPO alternatives Strategies to profit from analysis of short versus long lock-up periods

From precipitous drops after opening day run-ups to steady gains after opening day disappointments, Inside IPOs explains what to watch for in an IPO's price movement and how to keep profits while protecting against losses. It analyzes the performance of numerous respected sectors­­from retailing and healthcare to natural resources and leisure pursuits­­and reveals which promise to deliver strong performance well into the 21st century.

The rewards of IPO investing have been well documented­­as have the risks. Inside IPOs pulls back the curtain to explain how you can profit from IPO investing, both over the short- and long-term, while cushioning yourself against sudden downturns. Whether you are looking to add initial public offerings to your investment mix or simply want to learn more about one of today's most well-known yet little-understood investment phenomena, Inside IPOs is today's most even-handed and timely report on the risks and rewards of IPO investing.

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