Definitions for prospectusprəˈspɛk təs
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a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise
"a prospectus should contain the facts that an investor needs to make an informed decision"
course catalog, course catalogue, prospectus(noun)
a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university
A document, distributed to prospective members, investors, buyers or participants, which describes an institution (such as a university), a publication or a business and what it has to offer.
A document which describes a proposed endeavor (venture, undertaking), such as a literary work (which one proposes to write).
a summary, plan, or scheme of something proposed, affording a prospect of its nature; especially, an exposition of the scheme of an unpublished literary work
Origin: [L., a prospect, sight, view: cf. F. prospectus. See Prospect.]
In finance, a prospectus is a disclosure document that describes a financial security for potential buyers. A prospectus commonly provides investors with material information about mutual funds, stocks, bonds and other investments, such as a description of the company's business, financial statements, biographies of officers and directors, detailed information about their compensation, any litigation that is taking place, a list of material properties and any other material information. In the context of an individual securities offering, such as an initial public offering, a prospectus is distributed by underwriters or brokerages to potential investors.
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