Initial Public Offerings are offered to the public in order to generate funds for expansion, growth, mergers, acquisitions or paying debts and liabilities which can be bought by both individuals and institutes.
Whenever there’s a release of a new Indian IPO, the market as a whole is in a rush and investors usually await for quality stocks, but it is always advisable to research about the company beforehand and list down all pros and cons before investing in a particular company.
Knowledge about the market and economy also plays a crucial role for investors while applying for IPOs, but an investor should also gather information about balance sheet, debts, future plans, past performance etc of the company before investing.
Let's have a quick look at some options from where an investor can keep a track on upcoming IPOs:
Websites like BSE, NSE post updates about IPOs on a regular basis, and the information posted is bound to be more reliable than others. It is always advisable to check multiple such websites simultaneously for better understanding and research.
Prospectus of the companies offering IPOs can also be downloaded from these websites, and all the information regarding the company can also be found for general awareness of the investor.
The only drawback of these sites are that, before putting up the information the same is checked and verified multiple times which do cause delay but still is considered the most reliable source for the update and tracking.
Google is the most used search engine all over the world, who can provide information on every topic possible. Google is comparatively easier to use as you can find the information you want from different websites with just one click, because of which research work becomes easier.
Google also has a feature where the user can streamline the type of news the consumer needs to consume which can be very efficient and fruitful for investors who are trying to keep track and stay updated about IPOs. , but if the investor wants to keep a track about stocks from all over the world as well.
Financial Newspapers are also a great source for keeping a track over IPOs, as they print up-to-date information with market analysis and personalised opinions which help in understanding and making the decision of investment.
The newspapers are available in both hard and soft copy, and always cover IPOs of prominent companies with proper analysis and market reactions. They are a reliable source for research point of view as well, as intellectual editors write these analyses.
As the name suggests, many websites and platforms have IPO calendars which state date and months for the upcoming IPOs in a particular year. It is very beneficial and easy to keep a track on and also gives enough time to investors to research about the company and invest with proper knowledge for the same.
It is very important to keep a track of stocks as it gives an edge to the investor and keep them informed about the market and the stock they will be investing in.
It is advisable to have a thorough knowledge before investing as more and more people have started investing in the market, and IPOs are limited in number which should drive the investor to make more informed decisions.