The Big Question: What Is a Lockup Period?

May 5 (Bloomberg) -- Often after a company goes public, founders, backers and employees that possess privately held shares are restricted from selling those shares on the open market for a period of time that typically lasts 3 or 6 months. Bloomberg's Willem Marx explains why.

Full Show: What'd You Miss? (05/27)
23:28 - Full episode of "What'd You Miss?" Guests include: Frederik Nerbrand, HSBC's head of asset allocation, Stanley Altshuller, Novus co-founder, and Michael Blythe, Commonwealth Bank of Australia's chief economist. (Source: Bloomberg)
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