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Grpahic: Number of IPO’s With 100%+ First Day Returns by Year

This chart shows you the first day returns years at a time starting with the year 1999 through 2014.

Number of IPO's With 100%+ First Day Returns by Year

You can see that in 1999 and the year 2000 IPO’s did very well, compared to the year 2006 and 2014. The year 2014 which compared to the previous years results were not as good and showing after the year 2000 IPO’s have never really been the same.

The percent rating is a lot lower now and companies are struggling to compete in this new market and succeeded but showing that some companies do succeeded but its much lower percentage then in the latter years.

How Do You Make Money on Stocks

Hypothetically say you are new to stocks and you ask yourself “how do you make money on stocks?” You might also go how do you make money on them? Is it from cashing out of them? How much money can you make? There is a lot of different question you may have.

how do you make money on stocks

Let’s make an easy scenario the local pizza store (Pizza Town) needs money to expand, but Pizza Town doesn’t want to take a loan, so instead they have has an IPO (Initial public offering). They issue one hundred shares of stock. The entire business becomes valued at $1,000, so each share of stock is worth $10. If you buy one share of PT (The ticker symbol for Pizza Town).

A few months later, Pizza Town’s expansion is doing great, and Pizza Town is now valued at $2,000. The denominator (the total shares outstanding, 100) hasn’t changed, but the numerator has (the total value of the company has moved from $1,000 to $2,000). Your fraction (1% as represented by your one share) of Pizza Town is now worth $20. You can either hold on to it and wager that Pizza Town will continue to grow the business and increase profits, or you can sell it and take a 100% return.

As for how much money you can make, it’s limitless. Your stock can continue to raise in price/value for ever or it could drop and become worthless. Most everything about stocks is timing.

Impact of US CEO’s on Companies Has Never Been Higher

The image describes the positive impact of CEOs on businesses for twenty year rolling periods. The time period used is 1950 to 2009 — a period of fifty nine years. The scale used indicates year and impact in percentage.

Impact of US CEO's on Companies Has Never Been Higher

At first glance, it appears that CEOs have had a huge impact on the business market, with their contributions seemingly taking up more than half of the graph, but closer inspection proves differently.

Actually, the CEO contribution to business improvement has been at an unsteady rate of ten percent for the six decade time period.

For the first thirty years, CEOs have contributed about ten to fifteen percent impact, starting from 1950 to 1980. For the most part, the CEOs have contributed to the lower range of the ten to fifteen percent frame, with an interesting surge for the last four years of the first half of this For the last four years of this period, CEOs made impact of fifteen percent or higher. A significant increase from the last twenty-six years.

From 1980 to the end, however, CEO impact was significantly raised when compared to the first half. Whereas they had previously made almost minimal impact — less than five percent impact for thirty years, CEOs initially began making about fifteen percent impact or slightly more for the first fifteen years and then twenty percent or near to twenty percent more impact after that.

Graphic: Growth of a Retirement Account From the Age of 25

Saving is always important. It is considered a good practice to consistently set aside part of each of your paychecks when you are young to have money later. It is equally important to continue saving even after you grow older. As This chart from Business Insider shows, there are major differences between individuals who not only start to save money early on, but continue to save money throughout their career.

Graphic: Growth of a Retirement Account From the Age of 25

A twenty-five year old who saves five thousand dollars annually between the ages of twenty-five and thirty five is expected to have a nest egg of one million dollars by the age of sixty five.

A person who starts saving from age thirty five will have considerably less at five hundred thousand or less, but will still have a good cushion for retirement.

Saving early can actually turn into earning later on. Simply this is because the longer investments have to mature, the higher the return they will have. On average a person who only saves and invests $5,000 annually between the ages of 25 and 35 will actually have more money than someone who starts saving at the same rate from age 35 to 65.

2014 Looks to be the Most Active IPO Market Since 2000

After a peak of IPO activity at the end of the 20th century, we could be seeing a new trend of rising IPO activity caused by a combination of economic turnaround and a plethora of companies ready to go public. IPO activity has mimicked general market trends over the past decade and a half.

2014 Looks to be the Most Active IPO Market Since 2000

In 2000 US IPO activity experienced a surge that nearly doubled the average rate, therefore there were about eighty three IPOs in that year. Conversely, the mid 2000s and the year 2009 showed a sharp decrease in IPO activity. Numbers fell from an average of forty to ten and below. In 2009, there was only one IPO registered.

Currently we are seeing another rise in IPO activity as markets rebound from the Great Recession. Possibly we are also seeing companies that would have gone public earlier filing for IPOs now because of higher investor confidences and a more certain economic future.