Monday, 27 August 2012

IPOing 101 - how to read a balloting table

Further to my posting, I received some queries from readers on why they never get a single share when they apply for the recent IPO.

The answers to your question .... 

(1) It is not guaranteed that you will get what your applied for, in fact, there is a very high chance that you will get nothing and your $2 ATM fee is "wasted".

(2) Even if you are successful in your application, you will probably get less than what you applied for.

The IPO balloting results will usually be announced the day after the IPO closes on the sgx website. So look out for it or you can check this blog, if I am not lazy, i will most likely post the results.

The picture below shows you how to read a balloting table. 

Step 1 - Look for the red column to find what where your application falls into based on the number of shares you applied for.


Step 2 - After you find the correct row that correspond to the number of shares you applied, read it across the table.

The example in the picture below illustrates how a person who applied for 35,000 shares at the most recent Far East Hospitality Trust IPO should read the table.





Hope this helps. Happy IPOing.

Part 1 - How to apply for IPO shares 

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