red herring

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A smoke-cured and salt-brined herring strong enough to turn the flesh red; a type of kipper

Up in the morning, and had some red herrings to our breakfast, while my boot-heel was a-mending, by the same token the boy left the hole as big as it was before. (Samuel Pepys diary entry of 28 February 1660)Samuel Pepys (1893). . Samuel Pepys' Diary. URL accessed on February 21 2006.

A clue that is misleading or that has been falsified, intended to divert attention
a proposed prospectus that has not been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or state securities commission
A preliminary prospectus giving the advance details of an expected offering of corporate securities, subject to amendment, with the sale contingent upon clearance by the SEC So called because it contains a disclaimer printed in red
a first draft of a prospectus; must be clearly marked to indicate that parts may be changed in the final prospectus; "because some portions of the cover page are printed in red ink a preliminary prospectus is sometimes called a red herring"
something designed to change a subject, something that diverts attention
A preliminary prospectus containing information required by the S E C It excludes the offering price and the coupon of the new issue
any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
A registration statement filed with but not yet approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
The common name for a preliminary prospectus, due to the red SEC required legend on the cover
The slang term for a pathfinder prospectus prepared for a US issue and used in pre-marketing It contains all the details of the issue except the price The front page is covered in red ink, warning potential investors of all sorts of dire consequences if they were to invest in this company
If you say that something is a red herring, you mean that it is not important and it takes your attention away from the main subject or problem you are considering. As Dr Smith left he said that the inquiry was something of a red herring. a fact or idea that is not important but is introduced to take your attention away from the points that are important
A tell-all document filed before an IPO with the SEC Contains financial data, risk factors and other key data about a company going public The name comes from the red ink used on the front page, which indicates that some information, such as the price and share levels, is subject to change Otherwise, has basically the same information as the prospectus
Some lettering on the front cover of the preliminary prospectus is printed in red so many people refer to it as the "red herring " During presentations to potential investors, company representatives are limited to discussing only information that is contained in the current prospectus
Another name for a preliminary prospectus
a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
A preliminary prospectus with certain information printed in red ink around the border of the front page
A preliminary prospectus named because of the red print on the front page of some copies which explains that the prospectus is incomplete There may be several such filings for a new issue as amendments are filed prior to the issuance of the offering and a final prospectus
A registration statement filed with but not yet approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (See: Prospectus)
A preliminary prospectus providing information required by the SEC It excludes the offering price and the coupon of the new issue
A preliminary offering statement, subject to final change and update upon completion of sale of bonds The name comes not from the smell but from the red type along the side on the cover
Preliminary prospectus which has not been approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission
a distraction used to lead the receiver to focus on an irrelevant issue
Preliminary prospectus distributed to prospective investors in a new issue of securities, for example in an initial public offering of common stock
The common name for a preliminary prospectus, due to the red SEC required legend on the cover (See Prospectus)
a false lead, something that misdirects expectations Close Window
A preliminary prospectus, so-called because certain information is printed in red ink around the border of the front page It does not contain all the information found in the final prospectus Its purpose is to ascertain the extent of public interest in an issue while it is being reviewed by a securities commission
A preliminary prospectus
something that diverts attention from the main argument
any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue a dried and smoked herring having a reddish color
The Preliminary Prospectus Called "red herring" because of the red print identifying on its cover and because the information contained within might be "too good to be true "
This is the term of art for the preliminary prospectus It gets its name from the printed red disclaimer on the left side of the prospectus
The nickname for the preliminary prospectus used by underwriters to circulate information about a securities issue while awaiting SEC clearance for a public offering Also the name of a popular business magazine focused on technology investing
neither fish, flesh, nor good red herring
Unsuitable for anyone or anything; unfit for any purpose
red herrings
plural form of red herring
draw a red herring across the track
confuse or confound others, trick others
red herring

    Silbentrennung

    Red her·ring

    Türkische aussprache

    red herîng

    Aussprache

    /ˈred ˈherəɴɢ/ /ˈrɛd ˈhɛrɪŋ/

    Etymologie

    [ 'red ] (adjective.) before 12th century. Until 2008, the accepted etymology of the idiom was that red herring were used to train dogs to track scents. This has proven to be a false etymology. It originated from a news story by English journalist William Cobbett, c. 1805, in which he claimed that as a boy he used a red herring (a cured and salted herring) to mislead hounds following a trail; the story served as an extended metaphor for the London press, which had earned Cobbett's ire by publishing false news accounts regarding Napoleon. 2008, Michael Quinion, "The Lure of the Red Herring", .

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