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.
Learn how to donate in the most cost-effective ways this holiday season. While all donations should be encouraged, there are many ways you can stretch your dollar. With some research, you can find charities that align with your goals and often create more impact than the large brand-name organizations.
Who exactly owns airports and how do they function? We examine the complex business models of airports and discuss the trend of airport privatization – in particular, the causes of privatization and whether it is a better form of ownership.