Episode 41: Identifying a quality tech-based IPO

An Initial public offering (IPO), is the very first sale of stock issued by a company to the public. A number of big tech-based business from the US are entering the market recently. Should you be investing in them?

It can be tricky to choose a profitable investment, especially when some companies have misleading high valuations. Unfortunately, one of the key pitfalls we can see at the moment is a lot of these tech-based IPOs are losing money rapidly. So why do these companies have a high valuation when some have never turned a profit? Listen in for our insights and our strategy for selecting profitable IPOs.

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Our Investor Exchange Round Table Discussion Covered:

When is the right time to consider a Self Managed Super Fund? Louis explains the advantages and disadvantages of a SMSF and at what point in your career is the right time to make the switch. (17:50)
Brett discusses market sentiment and the trends in residential dwelling types. Researchers and rating agencies are forecasting further downturns in residency property values, however Australians are suddenly more optimistic about where the housing market is heading. Tune in now for more on the sentiment indicator and how that is likely to impact purchasing behaviour. (35:50)

You Cannot Be Serious this week:

A lady came home to find strange movements in her house. Expecting a burglar was in the house, she locked herself in the bathroom and called the police. When they arrived to the house, they found a robot vacuum cleaner. D’oh!

A Kiwi farmer listed his sheep online for sale as a ride-on lawn mower! One commenter asks “Have yew had many inquiries”?

Pope Francis has warned fans they shouldn’t be so quick to label Lionel Messi as God. He says he’s the greatest footballer of all time, but warns fans that calling him God is sacrilege.

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