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What are IPOs and can I invest in them?

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  • IPOs, or Initial Public Offerings, occur when a private company goes public.

  • The investment bank hired to take the company public typically sells directly to pensions, investment funds and large investors; rarely, individual investors can participate.

  • Due to regulatory hurdles, Canadians aren’t, except under very specific conditions, able to participate in American IPOs; they can participate in Canadian IPOs but the barrier is high

  • Canadian citizens can, however, invest in IPO shares once they’ve gone public and realize profit, often called the “IPO Pop”

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Dan Bucherer
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Dan Bucherer

Dan is a runner and writer living in the Washington, D.C. area, where he currently works for a financial services trade association as the Communications Director.

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