In United States securities law, the quiet period has “historically [meant], a quiet period of time extended from the time a company files a registration statement with the SEC until SEC staff declared the registration statement effective. During that period, the federal securities laws limited what information a company and related parties can release to the public.”
What is ‘Quiet Period’
In terms of an IPO, the period where an issuer is subject to a SEC ban on promotional publicity. The quiet period usually lasts either 40 or 90 days from the IPO.
Explaining ‘Quiet Period’
In other words, If you take your company public, you can’t talk about your stock to anybody for 3 months.
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- The Halloween effect during quiet and turbulent times – papers.ssrn.com [PDF]
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- Does the media help or hurt retail investors during the IPO quiet period? – www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]