This is the history of changes to Brainy’s Share Market Toolbox. See the full Toolbox for all the Share Market Tools…
In 2013, with the hype around some high profile IPOs (Initial Public Offerings), I thought it was time to do some research to either confirm, or shatter, my views that IPOs in general are too dangerous for the average investor. So, I did some research and put up a new web page in the public area of my Share Market Toolbox on this very topic.
The bottom line conclusion from my research was that in general, the chances of the average retail investor making money on an IPO are not that good. The reasons for this are explained on my IPO web page.
I have since updated that web page from time to time, and also reflected on the content. Anyhow, I have now applied some small updates as follows:
- Updated the entry for Hot Copper to include a price chart for the latest 6 months since their IPO (and which shows that any investor hanging on since the float date last September is now under water).
- Added in Bapcor (BAP formerly Burson Group), to show that some of the more well known floats can be profitable. Their share price has more than doubled since the float three years ago (April 2014). But note the lengthy share price consolidation periods that are obvious on the price chart.
- At the bottom of the IPO page, the entry for Telstra (and the T1, T2, T3 floats) included links to their original prospectus documents that had since been moved. I have now updated these links so you can see the original documents and promises.
See all the details in my Share Market Toolbox.
After working on tweaking the Weekly Watch List strategy for a few months, the Version 6 is now in place and in use for Toolbox Members (and referred to in the Weekly Market Update and Analysis email).
Details of the technical analysis indicators used in the revised strategy are documented in the brand new 11-page eBook (PDF) Article TA-6055.
Today I received an email from the Constant Contact staff to advise that I am one of the recipients of the latest Constant Contact ALL STAR Award.
This is a great achievement which recognises the quality of the email communication campaigns that I manage. See more details here.