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High-Profit IPO Strategies: Finding Breakout IPOs for Investors and Traders, 3rd Edition

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A detailed guide to the new era of IPO investing

Typically generating a great deal of interest, excitement, and volatility, initial public offerings (IPOs) offer investors and traders with opportunities for both short-term and long-term profits. In the Third Edition of High-Profit IPO Strategies, IPO expert Tom Taulli explains all facets of IPO investing and trading, with a particular emphasis on the industries that are fueling the next generation of IPOs, from social networking and cloud computing to mobile technology.

In the past year alone, many of these types of IPOs have provided enormous opportunities for nimble traders as prices have fluctuated widely for several months following the offering. This new edition reflects the new IPO environment and presents you with the insights needed to excel in such a dynamic arena.

  • Discusses more sophisticated IPO trading strategies, explores the intricacies of the IPO process, and examines the importance of focused financial statement analysis

  • Contains new chapters on secondary IPO markets, reverse mergers, and master limited partnerships

  • Provides in-depth analysis of other major industries generating worthwhile IPOs

  • Covers IPO investing from basic terms to advanced investing techniques

Comprehensive in scope, the Third Edition of High-Profit IPO Strategies offers investors and traders with actionable information to profit in this lucrative sector of the financial market.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Foreword
  6. Introduction
  7. Part I: IPO Fundamentals
    1. Chapter 1: Getting IPO Shares
      1. Risk
      2. The Calendar
      3. Online Brokers
      4. Build Relationships with the Syndicate Firms
      5. Dutch Auction
      6. Buy on Secondary Markets
      7. Private Placements
      8. IPO Mutual Funds
      9. Directed Share Program
      10. Follow-On Offerings
      11. Direct Public Offerings
      12. IPOs to Avoid
      13. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 2: IPO Basics
      1. Why Do Companies Go Public?
      2. Reasons Not to Go Public
      3. JOBS Act
      4. Cast of Characters
      5. Conclusion
      6. References
    3. Chapter 3: IPO Process
      1. Laws That Impact IPOs
      2. Steps of the IPO Process
      3. Conclusion
  8. Part II: IPOs for Investors
    1. Chapter 4: Finding the Best IPO Information
      1. Information to Get Your Feet Wet
      2. In-Depth IPO Information
      3. Other IPO Information Resources
      4. Conclusion
    2. Chapter 5: Making Sense of the Prospectus
      1. Getting a Copy of the Prospectus
      2. Main Sections
      3. Front Matter
      4. Graphic Material
      5. Qualification Requirements
      6. Prospectus Summary
      7. Risk Factors
      8. Letter from Our Founder
      9. Market Data and User Metrics
      10. Use of Proceeds
      11. Dividend Policy
      12. Capitalization
      13. Dilution
      14. Selected Consolidated Financial Data
      15. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
      16. Business
      17. Management
      18. Executive Compensation
      19. Certain Relationships and Related-Person Transactions
      20. Principal and Selling Stockholders
      21. Description of Capital Stock
      22. Shares Eligible for Future Sale
      23. Index to Consolidated Financial Statements
      24. Miscellaneous Sections
      25. Conclusion
    3. Chapter 6: Balance Sheet
      1. Some Fundamentals
      2. Balance Sheet Overview
      3. The Assets
      4. The Liabilities
      5. Conclusion
    4. Chapter 7: Income Statement
      1. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
      2. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 8: Statement of Cash Flows
      1. Background
      2. Focus on Operating Cash Flows
      3. Free Cash Flow
      4. Stock Options
      5. Factoring
      6. Footnotes
      7. Fraud and Misrepresentation
      8. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 9: Risk Factors
      1. Inexperienced Management Team
      2. Need for More Financing
      3. Legal Proceedings
      4. Market and Customer Base
      5. Going Concern
      6. Competition
      7. Dual-Share Structure
      8. CEO Dependence
      9. Reliance on the Government
      10. Unproven Business Model
      11. Limited History of Profitable Operations
      12. Small Market Potential
      13. Cyclical Businesses
      14. Conclusion
    7. Chapter 10: IPO Investment Strategies
      1. Neighborhood Investing
      2. Invest in What You Know
      3. Study Mutual Fund Holdings
      4. Strong Backers
      5. Analyst Coverage
      6. IPO Rules of Thumb
      7. Buy on the Opening or Wait for the Lockup to Expire?
      8. Buying on Margin
      9. Options
      10. Conclusion
    8. Chapter 11: Short Selling IPOs
      1. How Short Selling Works
      2. Risks of Short Selling
      3. Taxes
      4. Finding IPOs to Short
      5. Conclusion
  9. Part III: IPO Sectors
    1. Chapter 12: Tech IPOs
      1. The Cloud
      2. Social Networking
      3. Mobile
      4. Marketplaces
      5. Security
      6. Big Data
      7. Evaluating a Tech IPO
      8. Conclusion
      9. Reference
    2. Chapter 13: Biotech IPOs
      1. FDA Approval
      2. Analyzing Biotech IPOs
      3. Conclusion
      4. References
    3. Chapter 14: Finance Sector IPOs
      1. Banking
      2. Asset Managers
      3. Private Equity Firms
      4. Online Brokerages
      5. Insurance
      6. Specialized Online Financial Services
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
    4. Chapter 15: Retail Sector IPOs
      1. Brand
      2. Disruptive Threats
      3. Major Consumer Changes
      4. Timing
      5. Check Out the Store
      6. Financial Metrics
      7. Narrow Base
      8. Conclusion
      9. References
    5. Chapter 16: Foreign IPOs
      1. Advantages of Foreign IPOs
      2. Risks
      3. IPO Process for Foreign Deals
      4. American Depositary Receipts
      5. Direct Investments in Foreign IPOs
      6. Conclusion
    6. Chapter 17: Energy IPOs
      1. Crude Oil
      2. Natural Gas
      3. Coal
      4. Alternative Energy
      5. Types of Energy Companies
      6. Evaluating an Energy Company IPO
      7. Master Limited Partnerships
      8. Conclusion
    7. Chapter 18: REIT IPOs
      1. Trends in the Real Estate Market
      2. Basics of REITs
      3. Conclusion
  10. Part IV: Other IPO Investments
    1. Chapter 19: IPO Funds
      1. Types of Funds
      2. Mutual Funds
      3. Exchange-Traded Funds
      4. Closed-End Funds
      5. Hedge Funds
      6. Fund Strategies
      7. Conclusion
      8. References
    2. Chapter 20: Spin-Offs
      1. The Basics
      2. Investing in Spin-Offs
      3. Conclusion
      4. References
    3. Chapter 21: Fad IPOs
      1. Spotting the Fads
      2. Knowing When to Get Out of Fad IPOs
      3. Conclusion
      4. References
    4. Chapter 22: Secondary Markets, Angel Investing, and Crowd Funding
      1. Pre-IPO Funding Process
      2. Accredited Investor
      3. How to Become an Angel Investor
      4. Angel Deal Structures
      5. Strategies for Angel Investing
      6. Due Diligence and the Term Sheet
      7. Secondary Markets
      8. Crowd Funding
      9. Conclusion
    5. Chapter 23: The 100x IPO
      1. The Amazon.com IPO
      2. Conclusion
  11. Conclusion
  12. Appendix A: The Underwriting Process
  13. Appendix B: Analyzing the Financial Statement Items
  14. Glossary
  15. About the Author
  16. Index