If you ever get a chance to buy a blue-chip stock, you'd jump on it -- but what if you can't afford to buy all the shares you'd like? You can open a margin account and borrow the money, but be careful: You can go completely broke if things go south.
Initial public offerings are as high as high finance gets. When popular, formerly private companies decide to offer shares of their stock to the public, the price of that stock can skyrocket. Here are 10 companies whose IPOs reached the stratosphere.
Initial public offerings often serve as a company's coming out party. Investors line up to purchase newly offered stock, sending the stock price -- and the company's net worth -- into the stratosphere.
The NASDAQ MarketSite broadcast studio is an amazing facility that can host dozens of reporters simultaneously and send direct feeds out to all of their separate news organizations. Learn about the technology behind the NASDAQ MarketSite.
Millions of people trade billions of shares of stock every day on a collection of computer systems that are incredibly reliable and, very nearly, inerrant. Learn about the complex world of electronic trading.
Initial public offerings have been around for centuries -- every company with shares that are publicly traded on the stock market had an IPO at one point. Find out what an IPO is and how it makes people rich.