We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
GO TO SAT PREP GO TO ACT PREP

Finance Glossary

Just call us Bond. Amortized bond.

Over 700 finance terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Primary Offering

Definition:

Pretty much an IPO.

A company goes public and starts selling shares of its stock so that you get to own a little bit of the company. The shares have not yet been sold on the secondary market—they're farm-fresh.