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What is an IPO?

An IPO, or an Initial Public Offering, is a process that enables privately held companies to offer their shares to the public for the first time. The capital is usually raised by these companies to finance their growth and expansion. IPOs offer an excellent opportunity for investors to get in at ground zero of a publicly traded company.

How does an IPO work?

During an IPO, the company collaborates with investment banks to underwrite and facilitate the offering. The underwriters assist in setting the offering price, marketing the shares to potential investors, and navigating regulatory requirements. Once the IPO is launched, shares are sold to institutional and retail investors through a public offering, and the company's stock begins trading on a stock exchange.

How do I know if an IPO is good?

Investors often assess the performance of IPOs based on various factors such as the opening price compared to the offering price, post-listing price volatility, and long-term stock performance. While IPOs can offer lucrative investment opportunities, they also carry risks, including market volatility and uncertainty surrounding the company's future prospects. Conducting thorough research and due diligence is essential for making informed decisions when considering IPO investments.

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