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Initial Public Offering

When a corporation desires to go public it seeks approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission. Once approved a prospectus is presented for the public to review and a date is set to sell the initial batch of shares. This is commonly called an IPO.

Common Stock – Definition

01/21/2014

A document indicating ownership in a corporation is often referred to as common stock.   It identifies an equity position in a business.  The document or certificate is commonly referred to as a security and provides certain rights to the holder [...]