An IPO Investment Tip


wealthymatters.comI’m not really that much of an IPO  investor-I have only applied twice,once for Coal India and the second time for MCX.I find IPOs too much of a gamble.I’m never certain that I have all the relevant facts before me to take a decision.Blind trust and money just don’t go together for me.That said, I have heard the stories of how people have made good money fast from IPOs.So I continue to look for ways to even the odds in the game.This is an article I came across in the ET:http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2012-06-01/news/31959423_1_nonvegetarian-food-investors-listing-day

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Shopping For NCDs on the Stock Market


wealthymatters.comBuying an NCD at an IPO when interest rates are high and holding it to maturity is a pretty sound idea.But buying NCDs in the secondary market can be pretty profitable too.

The prices of NCDs vary with changes in the prevailing interest rates.So careful shopping when prices fall as interest rates rise and holding on till maturity is more profitable.

If a person is good at figuring out which way the interest rates will move,he could buy NCDs cheap and exit them when their prices peak.This could potentially increase returns.

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Something About Coke


wealthymatters.comCoca-Cola made an IPO in 1919 when it issued shares at $ 40 each. A year later, the share was quoting at $19. You might think that’s a disaster because the share had lost 50% of its value in just one year. After that there was sugar rationing and the farmers were rebellious. Years later, the Great Depression and World War II happened, there were thermonuclear weapons and what not. You could always find a reason for why that was not the right time to buy shares of Coca Cola. But if you had gone ahead and bought that one share for $40 and reinvested the dividends, your investment in Coca-Cola would be worth $5 Million today.

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