Initial public offering (English, noun)

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Term or phrase initial public offering
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Abbreviation, acronym, or initialism IPO
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Sources of information online Glossary of Stock Market Terms: Initial public offering (IPO),” Nasdaq, accessed July 27, 2017, http://www.nasdaq.com/investing/glossary/i/initial-public-offering
Definition A company's first sale of stock to the public. Securities offered in an IPO are often, but not always, those of young, small companies seeking outside equity capital and a public market for their stock. Investors purchasing stock in IPOs generally must be prepared to accept considerable risks for the possibility of large gains. IPOs by investment companies (closed-end funds) usually include underwriting fees that represent a load to buyers.
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Source of definition online Glossary of Stock Market Terms: Initial public offering (IPO),” Nasdaq, accessed July 27, 2017, http://www.nasdaq.com/investing/glossary/i/initial-public-offering (links and italic emphasis omitted)
Significant terms and phrases company, sale, stock, public, equity, capital, market, investor, risk, gain, investment, closed-end fund, fund, underwrite, fee, load, buyer
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A company's first sale of stock to the pubA company's first sale of stock to the public. Securities offered in an IPO are often, but not always, those of young, small companies seeking outside equity capital and a public market for their stock. Investors purchasing stock in IPOs generally must be prepared to accept considerable risks for the possibility of large gains. IPOs by investment companies (closed-end funds) usually include underwriting fees that represent a load to buyers.ting fees that represent a load to buyers. +
Glossary of Stock Market Terms: Initial public offering (IPO),” Nasdaq, accessed July 27, 2017, http://www.nasdaq.com/investing/glossary/i/initial-public-offering +  and “Glossary of Stock Market Terms: Initial public offering (IPO),” Nasdaq, accessed July 27, 2017, http://www.nasdaq.com/investing/glossary/i/initial-public-offering (links and italic emphasis omitted) +
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