- Dog And Pony Show
- A slang term referring to a financial seminar that presents new products or issues of securities to potential buyers.
Also known as a "road show".
The term originated in the late 19th century to describe circuses which featured dog and pony acts that toured towns and cities across the United States.
Investment dictionary. Academic. 2012.
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