Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

4-21-2016

Advisor

Warren Bostrom, Accounting and Finance

Abstract

As an investor, the first rule is to never get caught up in your emotions. There are thousands of different (exciting) investment opportunities in today’s world, and some of them tend to be a bit riskier than others. These consist of stocks, bonds, certificates of deposit, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, and several others. However, where do most of these investment tools originate? In order for a stock to be publicly traded on the stock exchange, it must undergo what it called an initial public offering (which I will refer to as an IPO). Since the primary objective is to raise capital, the original shareholders/owners of the company agree to sell part of their shares to outside investors in order to fund objectives of the firm.

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