Last Updated on 9 January 2021 by F.R.Costa

With the pandemic obfuscating everything, CEOs delayed initial public offerings. But, as soon as they see an opportunity they will tap the market. Article originally published at Master Investor Magazine July 2020 Issue 64.

While the global economy fluctuates and there is still considerable uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, investors need to look for alternatives to a plain ‘vanilla’ investment in stocks and bonds. With so much money sitting on the sidelines, central banks pushing markets and chief executives seeking a piece of glory, initial public offerings (IPOs) may offer a good opportunity for investors in the second half of the year.

IPOs have gained steam since the beginning of the pandemic. The market is expected to grow in the second half of the year, as companies that postponed or cancelled their initial offerings are reassessing their prospects, as the equity market stabilises.

You may read the full article, Passive Strategies For Exploiting A Rise In IPOs, on the Master Investor Magazine, as usual. Over the last few months it has been published as blog posts instead of its usual format.

About F.R.Costa

Filipe has more than 20 years experience with financial markets. He holds a degree in Economics with a specialisation in Finance and he's currently finishing a PhD in Finance. He used to work as financial consultant and research associate but then decided to return to academia five years ago. Since that, he has been an Invited Lecturer, teaching courses on Investments, Financial Markets, and Monetary Economics. He is also a regular contributor writer at The Master Investor Magazine.

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