Should I Invest in an IPO

Should I Invest in an IPO

Many new and existing investors have been disappointed for unable to subscribe to the much talked Zomato IPO, a first by a Food Tech startup? One has not been able to grasp the opportunity because of the question that should one invest in an IPO or Buy after its listing on the Exchanges?

Huge liquidity in the economy and a horde of investors to invest given Indian businesses a raise of Rs.27.5 crores through an IPO in 1st half of 2021. Various Indian businesses are lining up for an IPO in the next few months boosted by the IPO stocks successfully listed in 2020. Gearing as much as 400% since listing in many cases and the uptrend of the stock market inject investing in an IPO an exciting opportunity for investors. With Zomato’s successful listing, there are some big names going public before the end of the fiscal year. Here are a few reasons to consider investing in the IPO.

Enjoy the first come first serve advantage. Investing in an IPO, one gets the opportunity to buy shares of a business with a high potential to grow at a lower price. The IPO is a chance to make a short-term profit and increase your wealth in the long term. What’s more, the share prices may rise sharply after listing on the stock exchange. 

Fulfill your long-term objectives. Equity investments are likely to offer high returns in the long term. When investing in an IPO, one must wait for momentous gains. The amount earned in a few years will help fulfil financial goals. And, if you’ve managed to pick a worthy, you will near to buy your dream home.

The prospectus includes transparent information about the company, its valuation, the number of shares offered to the public and the price per share. As an investor, one has access to real information. However, once listed, share prices vary based on dynamic market changes and the best price stockbrokers can offer.

Buy at a bargain price and earn big later as the IPO price band is usually the lowest a business offers to the public. In some cases, companies offer their shares at discounted prices, which is why many investors invest in an IPO. If you miss out on the investment, the stock prices may rise sharply, and you may find it hard to buy. 

Does this mean that IPO is always the right choice? VSRK says, it is not always peachy-keen, as there can be an IPO that failed and did not offer the returns investors expected for each successful IPO. If one is not afraid of the wait and watch the play, then waiting for the stock to list on the exchange would be just your cup of tea. In such cases, buying when the shares are cheap makes perfect sense, but investing when prices vault-up means paying more for unworthy.

How is the Indian Stock Market Reacting to the Coronavirus Impact?

How is the Indian Stock Market Reacting to the Coronavirus Impact

Impact of Covid 19 on the global markets

In the past few weeks, the stock prices have fallen drastically and the market saw a downfall of nearly a third of the global market cap. The whole world has been badly affected by the spread of the virus forcing companies to shut down, heavy unemployment and huge downfall in the economy. Almost all major most economic activities have impacted by the disease. The markets have been heavily damaged by the Covid 19 and the effects are visible on the global economic growth. The global gross domestic product (GDP) growth projection for 2020 has halved by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). 

Current Situation in Indian Markets

Although, the market has slightly started to rise slowly such sudden fall in stock valuations and other instabilities have triggered panic across the world and shaken the confidence of investors. The past Friday turned out to be in favour of the investors. In the end, Sensex stood at closed 20% below the peak achieved two months ago whilst other markets which have fallen more. 

When the equity and debt instruments were already hit badly, the crude oil war between Saudi Arabia and Russia has only worsened the economic conditions injecting volatility into other assets. Now, the economic tension has extended to currency and commodities market.

Suggested Measures for Ensuring Financial Safety of Investments

Investment professional prefers investment in high performing- financially strong stocks with relatively higher earnings & profitability, solid balance sheets, bigger cash flows, and more effective management should be preferred. At the same time, professional advisers also suggest equity investors alter their portfolio allocation towards large-cap and multi-cap stocks as the market correction might be a little prevalent in the short term.

It might be suggested this is a good time for long term investors to buy high valuation stocks at low levels. For making a profitable investment and subsequent appreciation in the investments value few conditions shall be seen such as high-profit margin stock, low debt and innate capability & financial soundness to sustain even if the share prices touch the rock bottom due to instabilities. 

The more-safe investment options might also be suggestible like Corporate Bond funds / Banking & PSU Debt Fund which provide more reliability and trustworthiness in future which seems highly dynamic due to the highly volatile markets.

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