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Finance Glossary

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Road Show


Before a company issues an IPO, they sometimes hit the road like a rock star—except with fewer wrecked hotel rooms... usually.

Road shows take company management around the country to give presentations to possible investors, analysts, and groupies. The idea is to drum up interest so that when the IPO happens, people will buy shares.

Think Cirque du Soleil but with charts and suits.