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:

Visa IPO

Reading Time: 1 minute Yes, the long anticipated credit card giant is filing for the IPO. Here is its S1 prospectus. I have not read the S1, but from what I read (from MSNBC), they are going to raise up to $10 billion. That’s the largest IPO in US since 2000, and it’s the category of China ICBC’s IPO… Continue reading Visa IPO

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

I missed J. Crew and MasterCard

Reading Time: < 1 minute But I don’t regret it. I noticed J. Crew (JCG) IPO last summer, and started pay attention to its stock. I have been their customer since my friend’s recommendation in early 2006, bought some shirts and pants at discount, been happy with them. But, I did not buy their stock at discount last year (it has been at 25… Continue reading I missed J. Crew and MasterCard