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This question is relevant to the Series 14, 79, 82, and SIE exams.
A research analyst who works for an underwriter that participated in an IPO may not publicly discuss or write a research report about the company until __________________.
A. 30 days after the registration is filed
B. 20 days after the securities are issued
C. 10 days after the date of the IPO
D. 30 days after the date of the IPO
Correct Answer: C – 10 days after the date of the IPO
Explanation: A research analyst who works for an underwriter of an IPO must not discuss or write a research report about the company for 10 days after the IPO. This 10-day period of silence is called a ‘quiet period.’ There is no quiet period for EGCs (emerging growth companies).
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