Buying an IPO for First Time

Discussion in 'Trading' started by zook, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. zook


    I'm an IPO virgin, and I hope tomorrow she treats me right. Being the neewb that I am is there a special way to purchase an IPO? I remember Google did something different, but it was a special case.

    1) Is there a sign up sheet, or some special way that IPO's work differently than regular stocks.

    2) When will I be able to purchase? 9:30am? Is the pre-market a possible option that day?

    3)When do options become available?

    4)Any advice you would like to give?

    This is in relation to the Visa IPO tomorrow.

    My Broker Is TDAmeritrade.
  2. RAY


    Yes. You should educate yourself first.
  3. ?......use protection........start small........then take on larger "positions". :cool: