Chapter 10

IPO Investment Strategies

All great investors have their unique approaches. Warren Buffett, for example, looks for stocks that have strong brand names, substantial market share, and top-notch managements. Interestingly, he does not buy initial public offerings (IPOs)!

But other great investors may not necessarily spend much time with the fundamentals. Paul Tudor Jones focuses heavily on reading charts. And yes, he’s also a billionaire.

For the most part, there are no surefire approaches to investing. But there are some core strategies that should help—and can be applied across industries.

Neighborhood Investing

In some cases, a great IPO might be happening right in your own backyard. Local companies make tempting investment opportunities ...

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