Time to Sell IPOs in the Stock Market

When it comes to IPOs, investors are usually exposed to the positive stories. We can point to the fantastic performance of Shopify, which made its TSX debut back in May 2015. Canada Goose debuted in March 2017 and shares have surged over 400% since its IPO price of $17.

Of course, there have also been IPOs that have underperformed and continue to do so into the fall of this year. The two that we will cover today are stocks that have recently launched but have bitten newcomers hard. Is there still hope for a bounce back in 2018 and beyond? Let’s dive in.

Freshii (TSX:FRII)

Freshii is a Toronto-based quick-serve restaurant franchisor.  Read More…


  1. Ahh yes the unpredictability of IPOs. This isn't the 90s anymore. You are going to have a nice burst on IPO day but afterwards these days you are bound for a downfall. I usually expect a 10% return then i dump them soon after.

  2. I have problems just getting my hands on IPO's. Which discount brokerage offers them in Canada?

  3. Freshii has been a big dud. I was hoping for good things because I've been following them for so long. Although their Canadian stores are doing well, too many better options for American customers is what's killing their balance sheets.

  4. Nope. Never bought into the IPO hype. I just wait until i see good value and do a lot of market research.

  5. @Greg you can try Questrade. They have a good listing of IPOs.

  6. I think most people just buy into IPO hoping for a quick buck without doing much research unfortunately.

  7. Shopify has been brilliant in my portfolio in 2018.

  8. I hold a few of the mentioned IPO's and i'm still holding. I was expecting a dip because many were profit taking. I'm in it for the long haul.

  9. I wish TSX had better pickings of IPO. It's mostly manufacturing.

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