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Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Preliminary Prospectus

Definition:

This is a document your company has to file with the SEC before an IPO.

The document includes all kinds of stuff investors need to know about the company: management, financials, the CEO's favorite steakhouse. It's like the "red herring" lite: It's not official, but things are so hot that we have to put something out or our marketing people will kill us.