Many of us will rush towards established companies that have already proven themselves. These include the BATs and the FANGs. However, these types of companies may have pricey stocks that may be beyond the means of the average investor who is just starting out. In this case, you may swing towards shares that have a lower entry point. But how do you know whether a stock is right for you?
Alibaba has barely been
trading at the NYSE for five years. The company had its IPO on 18th September 2014, and by close of trade, Alibaba had raised US$25 billion. It’s still the world’s highest IPO valuation to date. The next morning, when Alibaba officially started its run in the NYSE, the company was valued at US$231 billion, a figure it has doubled in half a decade. It holds position 9 in the list of the Top 10 global companies by brand value.