My IPO Watch List!

Last year was a very good year for initial public offerings (IPOs.)

If you can identify an IPO with growth potential and hold it for years, you can see incredible results.

Here are six IPOs from 2018 you may want to watch:

bloom energy

1. Bloom Energy (NYSE: BE): Alternative energy company using its proprietary fuel cell technology to produce electricity.

 

 

 

eventbrite

2. Eventbrite (NYSE: EB): A platform that allows its users to plan and schedule small events like birthday parties and other gatherings.

 

 

 

docusign

3. Docusign (NASDAQ: DOCU): Docusign offers an e-signature and other cloud-based translation products to small and midsized companies.

 

 

 

 

zuora

4. Zuora (NYSE: ZOU): Sells software that allows any company to become a subscription-based company.

 

surveymonkey

5. SurveyMonkey (NASDAQ: SVMK): Allows companies to conduct electronic surveys.

 

 

 

 

 

elastic

6. Elastic (NYSE: ESTC): Provides search and data software to companies.

 

 

These IPOs from 2018 are six you should watch to see how the companies perform and how they develop their business.

Getting shares in the right company soon after they go public can be tremendous over time!

Disclaimer/Disclosure Statement: Information in this article is not intended to be a recommendation to invest in any stock.  Rather, it is presented for readers’ education and consideration when making their own investment decisions.  The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)

 

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Stay Away From Penny Stocks!

Screen Shot 2019-02-03 at 8.13.48 AMI have talked about penny stocks here before.

I wanted to bring them up again, because now that I spend more time on Twitter and elsewhere online, I see people getting involved with penny stocks and completely ignoring actual investing.

Penny stocks are companies with a share price under $1.00.

It can be very enticing to new investors to buy shares in one of these companies because the price is very low, allowing you the chance to buy a few thousand shares.  You begin to fantasize about the stock going from a penny, to a dollar, or maybe even as high as $10.

 

Let me assure you that the likelihood of this happening is slim to none.

True, there have been cases in the past where a penny stock has gone on to become a real company, making early investors rich.  However, finding that diamond in the rough is like finding a needle in a haystack.  It is almost impossible to identify a company with a market cap of $3,000,000 and project what their future is going to be.

I think you would be much better served by investing in an initial public offering (IPO) of a young, promising company with potential – like, for example, Eventbrite (NYSE: EB).

Disclaimer/Disclosure Statement: Information in this article is not intended to be a recommendation to invest in any stock.  Rather, it is presented for readers’ education and consideration when making their own investment decisions.  The author has no position in any of the stocks mentioned.

My book, The Stock Market is For Everyone, is a short guide for the beginning, inexperienced investor that is easy to understand and can be put into action immediately.

Click the image of the book at left to be taken to its Amazon page.  (Disclosure: As a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, I earn a small commission on each sale generated through these links.)