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What Is An IPO? Know These Risks and Rewards Of Investing in IPO Stocks

So what is IPO investing? An initial public offering, or an IPO, is the first time a company offers their stock to the public for purchase. Until this initial offer is made, investing in the company is generally unavailable to individual investors. However, once the stock exists within a stock exchange — like the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) or Nasdaq — any investor can purchase it.