IPO Market 2013
It's been a busy year for initial public offering (IPO) investing, and despite recent volatility, it's looking to be a busy fall for the new issues market...
The stock market has remained firm in spite of increasing tensions in the Middle East and the fear of quantitative easing (QE) tapering from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
IPO Market 2013: What's Next After the White-Hot Start
The IPO market has had a strong first half in 2013, in some cases delivering double-digit gains for those who have ventured into IPO investing.
As the stock market has staged an impressive rally, investor demand to get into the IPO market is returning to pre- credit-crisis levels. The second quarter was actually the most active three-month period for IPOs in six years.
So far in 2013, we have seen 92 deals. The average gain for initial buyers is around 20%.
The pace seems to be picking up, as the first quarter saw 31 deals raise about $7.6 billion, and the second quarter had 61 offerings raise more than $13 billion.
Financial firms, including real estate investment trusts (REITs), have been the most active industry, with 35 offerings. Healthcare companies are right behind, closing in on 34 deals so far this year.
Some analysts think we could see more than 200 deals by the end of the year.
That means more opportunity for IPO investing for double-digit gains...here's where to look.
Real Estate Offerings Hot in the 2013 IPO Market
One of the highlights of the 2013 IPO market so far has been the flood of real estate related offerings.
We have seen a number of real estate investment trusts and homebuilders roll out initial offerings, and more are on the calendar.
They are seeing demand for investment products to fuel investors' desire for yield and ways to bet on a continued housing market recovery. More real estate related offerings are being added to the calendar on a regular basis and most have held up fairly well in the aftermarket.
Good news for investors looking on the IPO market: In the next week we have two real-estate related initial offerings that are worth consideration.
Here's a look.