In December 1999, Pelosi purchased shares of a company, OnDisplay. A few months later, OnDisplay was bought by Vignette, resulting in up to $1 million in capital gains for Pelosi. What was unusual about the transaction is that Vignette's IPO was underwritten by a major campaign contributor and longtime friend of Nancy Pelosi. Another coincidence?
In at least ten IPOs throughout her career, Pelosi has been "very lucky." In 1993, Pelosi bought IPO shares in Gupta. The stock price rose 88 percent in one day, and she sold the stock the next day. Pelosi did the same thing with Netscape and UUNet, doubling initial investment in one day. Other IPO one day holds included Remedy Corporation, Opal, Legato Systems, and Act Networks. In November, 2007, Pelosi bought $500,000 in the IPO for Quest Energy Partners, a natural gas company. She then supported legislation that benefited Quest Energy. When asked about her investment, she shrugged and said, "That's the marketplace." Yet another coincidence?
All this activity from Nancy Pelosi, who said in an interview with NBC's Brian Williams on November 8, 2006: "Drain the swamp means to turn this Congress into the most honest and open Congress in history. That's my pledge, that is what I intend to do."
In the spirit of fair play, both House Speaker John Boehner and Republican Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama have also had their investments investigated. Please read the aforementioned source for results. And, yes, this source quotes 60 Minutes, defended in comments from another post, so I encourage you to read the sources provided, then reach your own conclusions.
But that's just my opinion.