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Upcoming IPOs: What Wall Street Won’t Tell You
Investment bankers love to brag about successful initial public offerings – like the one earlier this year from Spark Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: ONCE).
That's because IPOs can be a great source of wealth. Since Spark, a gene therapy biotech firm, began trading Jan. 30, the stock is up roughly 100% from its offering price of $23.
But here's a little secret that Wall Street doesn't like to talk about – most retail investors can't get anywhere near hot IPOs like Spark's.
The vast majority of these initial shares are allocated to mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, insurance companies, and high-net-worth individuals. That means retail investors like you have to pay a premium for the stock after it's already begun trading, seriously cutting into your profits.
Upcoming IPOs in Tech to Watch in 2015
Tech IPOs in 2015: Wall Street is coming off a great year of initial public offerings. There were the most IPOs in 2014 since the height of the dot-com era in 2000.
Renaissance Capital, a manager of IPO-focused ETFs, reported 275 stock launches last year. That's a 23% increase from 2013. Last year's record number of IPOs also lent a huge hand 2014's bull market.
But it won't stop there. The tech sector should continue to dominate the 2015 IPO landscape. That's why we're keeping an eye on the biggest upcoming IPOs in tech in 2015.
Upcoming IPO: Is Xiaomi the Next Alibaba?
You may not have heard of this Chinese tech company yet, but before 2015 is over the talk about a Xiaomi IPO will reach a fever pitch.
Xiaomi Corp. has made incredible progress in its brief existence.
Founded in 2010, Xiaomi launched its first smartphone in 2011. By the third quarter of last year, Xiaomi had become the third-largest smartphone vendor in the world. It beat out such veterans as LG Electronics Inc. and Lenovo Group).
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