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IPOs- How to make money

This article was posted on Jun 11, 2008

Like all investments, IPOs are also not risk free. However you can manage the risk by carrying out due diligence and planning.

Never follow the herd mentality. Be yourself. Remember how much effort you make while making purchase decisions for your other needs. Investment in IPOs is no different.

Remember to limit your investment within Rs. 100000/- if you want to be called as retail investor. There are quotas available for retail investors and which are not available for high net worth investors. So do your calculations correctly.

Also remember that not all shares you are bidding for would be allotted to you. Share allotment is based on proportionate allotment system depending upon the number of persons who have bid for that number of shares in which category you fall. In case of good issues, you may get far less number of shares than what you have bid for.

If you believe that adequate disclosures were not made by the company, you can make a complaint to the lead manager to the issue or SEBI against the company for misleading investors.

During bull run, a number of fly by night companies tend to take investors for a ride. Beware. Remember we are in disclosure based regime and not merit based regime. This means that any company which meets the requirements can come out with a public issue provided adequate disclosures are made. So be careful about such operators.

Plan for a long term investment. Good investment for a longer period of time will give decent returns.

Not all issues coming with huge premiums are good and not all issues coming with low premiums are inexpensive. Pricing is an important factor and need to be considered carefully.

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  1. kumjimong Says:
    November 19th, 2010
    Posted at: 12:53 pm

    i m holding nifty 5900 put.so shall i hold or sell.pliz suggest

  2. CB Says:
    November 19th, 2010
    Posted at: 12:54 pm

    Hi kumjimong, hold it. belwo 5940 can see 5850

  3. shiva Says:
    November 19th, 2013
    Posted at: 6:54 pm

    i am new to stock market .i am plannng to invest will anyone guide ,plan ,invest.

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