What the Sudden Wave of IPOs Mean for the Stock Market

What the Sudden Wave of IPOs Mean for the Stock Market

Article Summary

  • June is on track to register the highest number of initial public offerings in 15 years.
  • The mix of low volatility and sudden IPO activity could be a dangerous mixture as investors look for growth opportunities in a stagnant stock market.
  • There is a correlation between heavy IPO activity and stock market corrections.

Investors haven’t had a whole lot to cheer about in recent months. The constant threat of a Greek default, wild swings in the price of oil, and uncertainty about the upcoming Fed Funds rate hike has infiltrated investor sentiment. The markets have basically traded sideways since late February waiting for either good news or bad news to finally tip the scales to send them higher or lower…

 

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