The initial public offering market is finally starting to heat up again in the United States. This week three big named companies went public along with several others, and much more are set to begin offering shares within the next few months.
And, of course, the talk of an eventual Facebook IPO and Twitter IPO has the internet and technology sectors of the stock market all a buzz. But, that doesn’t mean that it will be simple for the average individual investor to get in on the action, but it isn’t impossible.
Two Ways To Get In On The Hottest IPOs
Buy Shares In IPO Mutual Funds and ETFs
Unless you are a high-value client with a high net worth, you will most likely not be able to directly participate in a company’s initial public offering of its shares the day or two after they come onto the market.
But, you can have access to these types of high-flying companies such as Demand Media and Nielsen Holdings, which compiles all of the television ratings and other media data that drive things like advertising rates and what we watch through mutual funds and exchange traded funds that specifically trade IPO stocks. There are funds that specifically deal with these companies initially coming onto the market which is normally inaccessible to the average individual investor.