Whenever I give a presentation or conduct a talk, I am invariably asked about my view on initial public offerings (IPOs). Whether or not you invest in them, the accompanying S-1 filing offers a wealth of information on the company, its industry, who its suppliers are and how the newly public company looks to compete.
It has been a tough time to be an income investor over the past half-decade.
One could argue that current markets both in the United States and abroad are trading as if volatility wont rear up again at some point. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) is trading down near its historic low, currently at a reading of 12.00.