Singapore IPOs turned 9 years old today!
It has been a amazing journey that started 9 years ago on 07.07.07. Here is a quick recap on the various "milestones".
July 2007 - the Singapore market was on a bull run and S chip was raging hot. Yours truly decided to start a blog to write on companies going for IPO so that I can decide whether to apply for those shares.
In 2007, I wrote a few articles back then that may still be applicable today. For the benefit of new readers, they are:
2. Fair value
In 2008 to 2009, global financial crisis struck. Not many IPOs to begin with and you have the S Chips scandals hitting the market one after another. As what Warren Buffet said, "when the tide goes out, you will know who has been swimming naked."
You can also read about the "Confessions of a S-Chip CEO" here.
In July 2012, a few important milestone to streamline my various blogs, have a new IPO Chillis rating and more importantly, start my Singapore IPO Facebook Page.
In August 2012, wrote two articles for IPO newbies again:
May 2013 - Facebook Page hit 1,000 friends
In August 2013, I update my article on how can you get placement shares - Part II
2014 was a drought year but Facebook Page hit 2,706 friends in July 2014
2015 continue to be a difficult period for IPOs but Facebook Page hit 3,685 friends (year on year growth of 36%)!
August 2015 - Due to the persistent IPO drought, "forced" to expand the offering to writing about retail bonds (which frankly is quite boring in the long term) Lol.
2016 continues to be a difficult year for IPOs but the only cool thing is the friend on Facebook Page hitting 4,904 (year on year growth of 33%). ^_^ thank you!
I had great fun over the last few years especially the Facebook Page helped me get closer to my readers! Seemed like 72% of my "fans" are male between 25-34. Females not too interested in IPOs or too shy too click "like" ?
If you have benefitted from my postings and have a Facebook page, do "Like" my page or share them with your friends.
Happy anniversary and many good years to come.