Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Video Explanations of IPOs

Your students may have heard that Facebook is going to make an IPO sometime soon. If they haven't heard that or if you haven't heard that, check out today's episode of CNN Student News. Your students might be wonder, what is an IPO? Here are a couple of videos explaining the answer to that question.

The YouTube channel Investopedia has a bunch of videos explaining financial topics. Included in their list of videos is a one minute explanation of IPOs.

Another YouTube channel offering simple explanations of financial topics is Finance Guy Video. Finance Guy Video uses the iPad app Show Me to create short whiteboard lessons. His explanation of IPOs, embedded below, includes the recent examples of LinkedIn and Zillow IPOs.