September 9, 2014 (Chinavestor) Alibaba IPO is coming! Despite all the exuberance, I remain skeptical about participating in the IPO issue for a number of reasons. For one, IPO takes place when it's best for the company, and not when it's bests for investors. For two, home market for Chinese stocks has been Shanghai, or Hong Kong and not New york. We know there is plenty of money in China these days and an IPO of such magnitude in the US may be alluring to American investors but may be a decoy. US investors don't kn ow the inside and out of a Chinese company and thus can easily be misled. Finally, there has been an awful lot of NYSE or NASDAQ listed Chinese companies riding on "potential", something that never materialized.