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Trader's Diary

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Definition of terms:
Earnings

Earnings

refer to the profits or net income generated by a company during a specific period.

  • Earnings are a measure of a company's financial performance and are often reported on a quarterly or annual basis.

  • Positive earnings indicate that a company has made a profit, while negative earnings indicate a loss.

  • Earnings can be influenced by various factors, such as revenue, expenses, taxes, and other financial activities.

Code

The code is a unique identifier assigned to a company's stock by the stock exchange where it is listed. It is used to identify the stock in trading and other financial transactions.

Actual

Actual refers to the real or current value or result of something. In the context of IPOs, actual can refer to the actual price or number of shares sold in the IPO, as opposed to the estimated price or number of shares.

Estimate

Estimate refers to a prediction or approximation of something, such as the expected price or number of shares in an IPO. Estimates are often made by investment banks and analysts based on market demand and other factors.

Difference

Difference refers to the numerical or percentage variance between two values. In the context of IPOs, difference can refer to the variance between the estimated and actual price or number of shares sold in the IPO.

Percent

Percent refers to a fraction of 100, often used to express a proportion or rate. In the context of IPOs, percent can be used to express the difference between the estimated and actual price or number of shares sold as a percentage of the estimated value.

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IPOs

IPOs (Initial Public Offerings):

An IPO occurs when a private company sells its stock to the public for the first time to raise capital or money.

The money raised from an IPO can be used for various purposes, such as paying down debt, investing in the company's long-term health, research and development, expanding into new product lines, or purchasing fixed assets.

During the IPO process, the equity shares of private investors

convert into publicly owned shares of the new entity, and early investors may sell their stock once the company's shares begin trading.

The chief benefit of an IPO is to help the company raise money and gain access to the capital markets, allowing for expansion and increasing credibility.

Code

The code is a unique identifier assigned to a company's stock by the stock exchange where it is listed. It is used to identify the stock in trading and other financial transactions.

Name

The name is the official name of the company whose shares are being offered in the IPO.

Exchange

The exchange is the stock exchange where the company's shares are listed and traded. Examples of stock exchanges include the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Nasdaq.

Currency

The currency is the type of currency in which the company's shares are priced and traded. This can vary depending on the country and stock exchange where the company is listed.

Start date

The start date is the date on which the company's shares begin trading on the stock exchange after the IPO.

Offer price

The offer price is the price at which the company's shares are initially offered to the public in the IPO. This price is set by the company and its underwriters based on market demand and other factors.

Shares

Shares refer to the units of ownership in the company that are being offered to the public in the IPO. These shares can be bought and sold on the stock exchange after the IPO.

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Splits

Splits (Stock Splits):

A stock split occurs when a company increases the number of its outstanding shares of stock to boost the stock's liquidity.

In a stock split, the number of shares outstanding increases by a specific multiple, but the total dollar value of all shares remains the same.

Companies often choose to split their stock to lower its trading price to a more comfortable range for most investors and increase the liquidity of trading in its shares.

For example, if a company decides to split its stock 2-for-1, the number of shares outstanding would double, while the share price would be halved.

Code

The code is a unique identifier assigned to a company's stock by the stock exchange where it is listed. It is used to identify the stock in trading and other financial transactions.

Split date

The split date refers to the date on which the stock split takes effect. It is the date when the new shares resulting from the split are distributed to existing shareholders. Optionable

Optionable refers to whether the stock is eligible to be used as an underlying asset for options contracts. If a stock is optionable, it means that options can be traded on that stock.

Old shares

Old shares refer to the existing shares of a company before a stock split takes place. These are the shares that will be exchanged for the new shares resulting from the split.

New shares

New shares are the additional shares that are issued to existing shareholders as a result of a stock split. The number of new shares is determined by the split ratio, such as 2-for-1 or 3-for-2, where shareholders receive a certain number of new shares for each old share they own.

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Arm IPO is getting closer

Date: 9.8.2023

For today’s diary I decided to do it a little differently. Usually, I always do notes about my trading, however, today I will do notes for myself about an upcoming Arm IPO. I have decided to do it this way because I read two very interesting articles about the major companies that will invest into Arm’s initial public offering.

First article on Reuters mentioned Apple and Samsung, among others, as companies that will invest in this IPO. The article said that around ten companies, including Apple, Samsung, and Intel, engaged in discussions with Arm to potentially secure anchor investments for its anticipated IPO, aiming to bring in influential backers for the offering. Recent reports also indicated that Arm was in talks with U.S. chip designer Nvidia to potentially serve as an anchor investor for the New York listing. Sources suggest that once Arm goes public, Apple, Samsung, Nvidia, and Intel are all poised to invest in the company. SoftBank, the parent company of Arm, is expected to formally submit its application for the IPO to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission later this month. Amazing news in my opinion, to have such support from the biggest companies in the world. If they decided to support it, then it means that they for sure have a good plan. [1]

Second article on this matter, which I found on Investing, said that Amazon is also in talks to invest in Arm IPO. Now, if also Amazon gets involved, then I don’t see a reason why I wouldn’t follow them. But since I don’t know much about the company. I decided to check what it’s all about.

Various sources on the internet provided me with info, that Arm is Headquartered in Cambridge, England, and is a British semiconductor and software design company primarily focused on designing ARM processors (CPUs). Additionally, it develops various chips, offers software development tools like DS-5, RealView, and Keil, and delivers systems, platforms, and system-on-a-chip (SoC) infrastructure alongside software. It also functions as a holding company, holding shares of other enterprises. Since 2016, the company has been under the ownership of the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group.

Although ARM CPUs initially appeared in the Acorn Archimedes, a desktop computer, contemporary systems mainly consist of embedded systems, particularly ARM CPUs integrated into nearly all modern smartphones. Processors built on Arm designs, either licensed or designed by licensees adhering to ARM instruction set architectures, are employed across a broad spectrum of computing devices. Arm boasts two lines of graphics processing units (GPUs), namely Mali and the newer Immortalis, which includes hardware-based ray-tracing capabilities. In the realm of servers, Arm's chief CPU rivals include IBM, Intel, and AMD, while in the mobile sector, Arm no longer faces any competition.

I am honestly amazed by the company, so I will for sure be ready in September when they will have an IPO. It is for sure worth to at least follow the company, if not investing into it. [2]  

[1,2] Forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and current expectations, which may be inaccurate, or based on the current economic environment which is subject to change. Such statements are not guaranteeing of future performance. They involve risks and other uncertainties which are difficult to predict. Results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements.

Date: 24.7.2024
Positive Outlook on Google's Impressive Quarter

Yesterday was an exceptional day, especially for those invested in Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG), the parent company of Google, as the company reported second-quarter earnings that not only beat Wall Street expectations but also showed significant progress in areas poised for further growth. On that basis, the results have significantly boosted my confidence in the tech giant's trajectory. [1]

Date: 17.7.2024
The progress of Google's largest acquisition of Wiz

Being an investor with an eye on the technology sector, I was very intrigued by the news of Alphabet's potential acquisition of cybersecurity startup Wiz. If completed, this would mark the largest acquisition in Alphabet's history and would surpass its previous record with Motorola. In today's note, we'll go over my thoughts and analysis on how this deal could affect Alphabet's position in the technology stock market, as well as my investment strategy.

Date: 10.7.2024
Positive Signals in the PC Market Due to Demand for Artificial Intelligence

This week, I've been most preoccupied with preliminary data from research firm IDC, which today delivered encouraging news for the personal computer (PC) market. According to IDC, global PC shipments grew 3% in the second quarter of 2024, the second consecutive quarter of growth that reversed a two-year trend of declining shipments. The main driver of this recovery is a resurgence in demand for artificial intelligence devices, with Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) leading the way among PC makers.

Date: 3.7.2024
Tesla vehicle deliveries dropped but beat the expectations

When I am reflecting on Tesla's recent second-quarter results, it's clear that the electric vehicle (EV) pioneer continues to navigate an environment of fierce competition and declining demand. Despite the drop in deliveries, it managed to beat market expectations, which earned the stock a 10% increase in value and took it to a near six months high.*

Date: 26.6.2024
Analysing Microsoft's Investment in G42

I am always on the lookout for strategic moves by major companies that could influence market dynamics and present new opportunities. Microsoft's recent $1.5 billion investment in the artificial intelligence firm G42, based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is one such move that caught my attention this week. This development is particularly noteworthy due to its geopolitical implications and potential market impact.

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