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Investing in IPOs : new paths to profit with initial public offerings
Taulli, Tom, 1968-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Princeton, NJ : Bloomberg Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xvii, 264 pages ; 24 cm.
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Includes index.
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This work explains IPOs and the IPO market. It reveals the best ways to investigate before investing, shows how to read an IPO prospectus, explains how to spot the next hot-ticket stock and includes tips on how to avoid getting burned by fad IPOs and shady brokers.

Author Notes

Tom Taulli is an expert in the IPO field and has written about the stock market for a variety of publications including Barron's and Registered Representative. He writes on-line IPO columns for Microsoft Investor, TechInvestor, and StockSite, and is the founder of WebIPO, an Internet investment banking company. He is an often-quoted resource in IPO news stories and appears regularly on CNN and CNBC.

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Library Journal Review

Getting in on the ground floor of a company whose stock then shoots through the roof is the dream of all investors. One of the best ways to get in early is to invest in IPOs, or initial stock offerings. Business writer Taulli, who specializes in IPOs, has distilled his experience to help the individual investor. He explains how IPOs work, reasons to invest or avoid investing, and where to get the best IPO research. A small company contemplating an IPO may find this book a useful checklist of potential concerns. Examples of successful and unsuccessful IPOs are liberally sprinkled throughout the easy-to-read text, which covers specific types, including technology, biotech, finance, fads, and virtual IPOs. Three appendixes offer more technical explanations of financial statements and the underwriting process as well as a glossary. Most titles in this field are heavily technical, and none comes from a publisher with Bloomberg's business experience. Recommended for public and academic libraries wishing to flesh out their investment collections.√ĄPatrick J. Brunet, Western Wisconsin Technical Coll. Lib., La Crosse (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Steve Harmon
Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Part I Introducing IPOsp. 10
Chapter 1 IPO Basicsp. 12
Chapter 2 The IPO Processp. 28
Part II IPOs for Investorsp. 42
Chapter 3 Finding the Best IPO Informationp. 44
Chapter 4 Making Sense of the Prospectusp. 62
Chapter 5 Risk Factorsp. 80
Chapter 6 IPO Investment Strategiesp. 92
Part III Important IPO Sectorsp. 104
Chapter 7 Technology IPOsp. 106
Chapter 8 Biotech IPOsp. 120
Chapter 9 Finance Sector IPOsp. 134
Chapter 10 Retail Sector IPOsp. 148
Chapter 11 Foreign IPOsp. 156
Part IV Other IPO Investmentsp. 168
Chapter 12 IPO Mutual Fundsp. 170
Chapter 13 Virtual IPOsp. 180
Chapter 14 Spin-offsp. 198
Chapter 15 Fad IPOsp. 206
Chapter 16 Stock Options and IPOsp. 214
Conclusionp. 224
Appendix A The Underwriting Processp. 232
Appendix B Analyzing the Financial Statement Itemsp. 234
Resourcesp. 238
Notesp. 245
Glossaryp. 246
Indexp. 256