The market's volatility has spilled into this week so far, with the major indices and most of the major sectors experiencing larger-than-normal price swings. The S&P 500 (NYSE: SPY) is still sitting near lows despite an impressive reversal day on Monday, which broke the technical low before rallying back into the positive. Investors continue to look for the catalyst that will bring back the bulls to this market in a meaningful way.The Russell 2000 (NYSE: IWM) continues to sho...
Despite the recent market volatility there is actually quite a bit of activity in the IPO markets. This week there will be a total of 5 IPO's on the schedule, but really only one will grab the bulk of the attention from investors.The first, and most notable of the week is Chinese based, Tencent Music (NYSE: TME). This is the largest online music streaming platform in China. They have $2.5 billion in sales over the last 12 months and will be looking to raise $1.1 billion in th...

Tencent Music (NYSE: TME), the Tencent (OTC: TCEHY) subsidiary that dominates China's music streaming industry, has failed to meet its goal of raising $1.2 billion. The company offered shares at $13 - the bottom of their $13 to $15 range - and managed to raise $1.1 billion. The $1.2 billion goal was already significantly revised downwards from the goal of $4 billion they'd hoped to raise earlier this year.

Tencent Music has chosen to go public at a challenging time for tech stocks. The company began the filing process in October of 2018, but delayed due to market volatility over trade war anxieties, concerns over tech stock overvaluation, and interest rate worries. Tech IPOs also typically don't debut in December.

Despite the unsettled state of the global economy, Tencent decided to proceed with the IPO as they fear relations between China and the US will only worsen in the future. Tencent promised that so long as the G20 summit did not prove disastrous, they would proceed with the IPO on December 12. As US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping reached a 90-day truce, Tencent fulfilled their promise. An anonymous source explained Tencent Music's rationale: "It's not worth waiting any longer for a potentially higher valuation if they have to deal with so many uncertainties."

Had Tencent Music stuck to their $4 billion goal, they would have...

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