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 sophomore from Indianapolis, Indiana currently serving as Co-Editor-In-Chief of BRB. She is double majoring in Chinese Language and Political Economy with a concentration in International Finance and Economic Policy. Outside of BRB, she works for the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she researches Chinese markets and international trade opportunities for American companies. In her free time, she enjoys drinking iced coffee, trying new resteraunts, and exploring Berkeley.