The path to an IPO

Once a company decides to "go public" in an initial public offering (IPO), there are many decisions that need to made before the stock begins trading in the secondary market. Watch this video to learn more about the process a company follows.

There are risks associated with investing in a public offering, including unproven management, and established companies that may have substantial debt. As such, they may not be appropriate for every investor. Customers should read the offering prospectus carefully, and make their own determination of whether an investment in the offering is consistent with their investment objectives, financial situation, and risk tolerance.