In an interview with Cheddar TV’s Kristen Scholer, Tech Edge Editor-in-Chief John Jannarone provided tips on navigating IPOs as a retail investor, with chip maker Arm Holdings plc making its debut on the NASDAQ in the biggest IPO of the year. Institutional investors benefited from early access, purchasing shares at the top of the price range, while retail investors had to buy in at a higher market price. After an extended drought, the IPO market remains selective, favoring well-established companies like Arm with strong profitability and track records. Instacart, preparing for its own IPO, has been underwritten by several banks, including SOFI, offering retail investors some opportunities to participate. When considering IPO investments, investors should focus on a company’s path to profitability and its growth prospects. Additionally, understanding the lock-up period is crucial, as it can affect share prices and market stability. Keeping an eye on this period is essential to navigate the post-IPO landscape successfully.
For a window into the latter question, Tech Edge has hosted several fireside chats at the New York Stock Exchange, just recently sitting down with the CEO of RingCentral, Plus Therapeutics, Saratoga Proxy and Vinson & Elkins. Full interviews will be available on Tech Edge and investors can also subscribe to a newsletter for updates on the homepage.
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