Chapter 19- Using Securities Markets for Financing and Investment Opportunities
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What is IPO?
Initial public offering
what do investment bankers do?
Specialists who assist in the issue and sale of new securities
What are Institutional investors?
Large organizations-such as pension funds, mutual funds,and insurance companies-that invest their own funds or the funs of others
What is the stock exchange?
An organization whose members can buy and sell (exchanges) securities for companies and individual investors
Define Over-the-counter (OTC) market
Exchange that provides a means to trade stocks not listed on the national exchanges
What is NASDAQ?
A nationwide electronic system that links dealers across the nation so that they can buy and sell securities electronically
Define Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
THe federal agency that has responsibility for regulating the various stock exchanges
What is the term that is condensed version of economic and financial information that a company must file with SEC before issuing stock; the prospectus must be sent to prospective investors
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