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How much you’d have now if you had invested $1k in Alibaba when it went public

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    How much you’d have now if you had invested $1k in Alibaba when it went public

    If you invested $1,000 in Alibaba when it went public, here’s how much you’d have now
    If you had invested in Alibaba back then, you would have made some decent returns. According to CNBC calculations, a $1,000 investment made at the closing price on Sept. 19, 2014 would be worth about $1,921.50 as of Monday, Mar. 11. That is a 92.15 percent jump in value from the closing price on the first day of trading.
    “China has yet to experience a significant business cycle over the last 30 years, which means the outcome of the current slowdown is very hard to predict.”
    In the last three months of 2018, Alibaba’s total revenue grew 41 percent on-year to 117.28 billion yuan (more than $17 billion) and core commerce revenue was up 40 percent to just under $15 billion.

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    If you had invested in Alibaba back then, you would have made some decent returns. According to CNBC calculations, a $1,000 investment made at the closing price on Sept. 19, 2014 would be worth about $1,921.50 as of Monday, Mar. 11. That is a 92.15 percent jump in value from the closing price on the first day of trading.
    Seriously, a whole article about a 90% return over 4 years? That's hardly impressive. $1000 in Boeing stock over the same time would have given you $2,721.58. AMZN would have given you $4,518.40. $1900 is about what FB has returned over the same period.
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    Amazon on the 19/09/2014 - US$ 327
    Amazon last night: US$ 1,670.62

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    That's 15% per annum compounded. What's the fuss about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkob
    That's 15% per annum compounded. What's the fuss about.
    Thought it was going to be something worthwhile like bitcoin. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MandM!
    Thought it was going to be something worthwhile like bitcoin. Lol.
    During the same period, HK Gas (0003) and good old CLP Holdings (0002) returned 12% per annum.
    *edit: and HK Electric (2638) returned more, 16% per annum .
    Last edited by jrkob; 12-03-2019 at 02:24 PM.
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    Given the wide dispersion of returns on individual stocks (and a lot of other investments), picking a company that has provided significant outperformance is not difficult - there will always be such outperforms (and well done to those who take the risks and get on board early). The difficult part is identifying those companies in advance - because for every company which like Alibaba or Tencent does outstandingly well, there's a dozen or more companies that destroyed 100% of their shareholders' investment. Last time I checked, there were 60+ companies whose shares had been suspended from trading on HKEx - it's a fair bet that most of them will never resume trading.

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    talk about apple IPO price versus today would be much more interesting. or intel, or cisco.. etc..


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    Quote Originally Posted by freeier
    talk about apple IPO price versus today would be much more interesting. or intel, or cisco.. etc..
    Different industries.. Amazon seems to be the one they have chosen to emulate.
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    So all of you made more money than Baba since the IPO?
    Besides, it's Baba's US IPO anyway.


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