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IPO

  1. How are share prices set?

  2. What is an IPO lock-up period and how long is it?

  3. What were the "browser wars"?

  4. How did dotcom companies become so overvalued in the late 1990s?

  5. A hypothecation agreement allows a broker-dealer to

  6. Why would a company do a reverse merger instead of an IPO?

  7. Why is Frank Quattrone credited with contributing to the growth of the dotcom bubble?

  8. Which credit card company holds the honor of most profitable IPO?

  9. What was the first company to issue stock?

  10. Do underwriters make guarantees to sell an entire IPO issue?

  11. What are the advantages and disadvantages for a company going public?

  12. When you buy a stock in a company, does it necessarily mean that one of the shareholders is selling it to you?

  13. Why do share prices fall after a company has a secondary offering?

  14. What's the difference between publicly- and privately-held companies?

  15. What does it mean when my broker says that shares are for auction?

  16. What is a company's worth, and who determines its stock price?

  17. How can average investors get involved in an IPO?

  18. What does 'going public' mean?

  19. What requirements must a company meet for options to be traded on its stock?

  20. Why did dotcom companies crash so drastically?

  21. Are IPOs available to short sell immediately upon trading, or is there a time limit that must pass before short sales are accepted?

  22. How can a company trade more shares in one day than there are shares outstanding?

  23. After an initial public offering, does a company profit from increases in its share price?

  24. What is the difference between investment banks and merchant banks?

  25. How does privatization affect a company's shareholders?

  26. In an IPO, who is a greensheet distributed to and for what purpose?

  27. How do I identify a gray market?

  28. How does an IPO get valued? What are some good methods for analyzing IPOs?

  29. What are the three phases of a completed initial public offering (IPO) transformation process?

  30. What is a back door listing?

  31. What is authorized stock?

  32. What is a "dog and pony" show?

  33. How does piggyback registration work?

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