From Trader Joe’s to Cargill, many of America’s most popular and lucrative companies are not available for retail investors to purchase. What does it say about the stock market that the vast majority of companies in America are privately held? In this short article, Senior Investing Columnist Abby Copeland will explain why many top businesses are privately held and the advantages and disadvantages that non-public companies hold.
Author: Abby Copeland
Abby is a freshman pursuing a degree in Chinese, Political Economy, and the SCET Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Technology. Originally hailing from the Bay Area, Abby has also lived in Connecticut and currently resides in Indianapolis. She is particularly passionate about international trade, Sino-American relations, and antifragility. In her free time, she loves exploring Berkeley, discovering new artists on Spotify, and of course, following the stock market. She looks forward to another wonderful semester as part of BRB and starting her new role as Senior Investing Columnist.