Stock lessons: IPOs

Reading Time: < 1 minute First let’s mark Oct 14 2009: Dow 10,000 2.0 (Yahoo Tech-ticker video below) (did you notice the Yahoo ~~~ in the end, Yahoo became more goofy under Carol) My topic today is IPO. I have not got much luck from IPO investing (to be more precise, speculating). My lessons are the following:

My Q1 2008 grades

Reading Time: 2 minutes (Update Apr 2) Another news to make myself feel better, Chinese A share mutual funds declined 22% on average (read this Chinese news from Money-Courier). For comparison, Shanghai Composite index dropped about 34%, from 5261.56 to 3472.71 in the period. Note that index is not a good benchmark index because it’s skewed by some big… Continue reading My Q1 2008 grades

Sillicon valley stocks and St. Louis stocks

Reading Time: 2 minutes Tech for Silicon valley and agriculture for St. Louis. Silicon Valley Stocks We went to Sillicon valley for the holidays and obviously, stock is one common topic in family reunion and friends gathering. Note stock options makes up a significant portion of employee’s compensations for some of the technology companies there. I happened to read… Continue reading Sillicon valley stocks and St. Louis stocks

NetSuite IPO update

Reading Time: < 1 minute It priced at $26, according to AP news. I did NOT bid on NetSuite IPO eventually. Two things: it raised price range from initial 13-16 to 16-19; and I noticed NetSuite is not profitable so far. On the other hand, when its bigger rival, the on-demand software provider SalesForce (CRM) did IPO in 2004, it… Continue reading NetSuite IPO update

One company, multiple faces

Reading Time: < 1 minute AAPL: is Apple a computer maker, an eletronic (fashion) gadgets maker, or music store? It’s all of the above. I did not realized it’s the No. 3 music retailer in the US until a few weeks ago (behind Wal-mart and Best Buy). The reason is it created the digital music market: iTune. For graphical designers,… Continue reading One company, multiple faces

Another Milestone for GOOG

Reading Time: < 1 minute Today marks another milestone for the search giant Google, its market capital (outstanding shares times the stock price) exceeded Warren Buffett’s good old Berkshire Hathaway’s market cap $165.71 B at one point (when Google stock hit today’s high at $534.99), GOOG closed at $527.42 (with a market cap of $164.32 B). BRK.A is a holding companies… Continue reading Another Milestone for GOOG

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