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.

Nuts & Bolts of Cashing the Stock Market Gains

Stock Market Gains

Triumph in timing the market

This incidence may give this client or anyone reading this, an impression, that timing the market is as easy as breathing and a good shot. But that’s not right. The market is unpredictable and no one can time it perfectly not even any scholar. It can be accepted as a one-off instance. It won’t be ethical to expect same returns from investments in the future.

Score on the flourishing days of the market

Trying to time the market, the possibilities are failing to experience the best days of the stock market gains. Glancing the long-term perspective, missing a single day gains will deprive one from the benefit of compounding of the missed returns.

Redeem at reaching goal

Equities are meant for a time horizon of at least 5 years or say 3 years in today’s market scenario. Never invest if one will need the money before the time period. One should stay invested throughout the tenure and avoid making unnecessary transactions. You will gain maximum benefits from equities if you stay invested for a longer time period, as you get to benefit from compounding.

A must asset-allocation Strategy 

Having a planned asset-allocation scheme assures an investor to book profits in a systematic manner. Apply a rule for rebalancing, be it at the end of financial year or as the allocation diverges by more than 10% of the planned ratio.

Try for a SIP not lump sum

Anyone should spread the investments over a period of time especially in case of equities. Investing systematically through an SIP or STP helps in entering the market at the right time, as the purchase cost is averaged out. 

Points to Focus

Emergency fund: Preserve the funds equivalent to at least six months’ expenses either in a liquid fund and sweep-in deposit which can be handy during uncertain scenario.

Life insurance: Cromulent life cover is important specially term plans if one has financial dependents.

Health insurance: Owing to 2020 uncertainty, adequate health cover has become vital for the family.

Should you cash out of the stock market?

When the stock market falls, it is only a paper loss but actually, no monetary loss. However, the moment any investor converts stocks to cash in this period, one turns paper loss into an actual one.  Investors should know that the cashing out will not give you the chance to benefit from market rebounds. A market uptrend can give you the scope of a break-even if not the opportunity to profit. If you cash out, then there is no hope for sure. As Inflation also has a devastating effect by eroding the value of money and reduces its purchasing power.

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