The Decline in Stock Listings is Worse Than You Think

The decline in stock listings in the United States has been well documented by industry professionals and the media alike. Based on my own calculations, though, commentators seem to be missing a larger and potentially more alarming story: Equity listings worldwide, not just in the United States, have dropped precipitously. The data thus fly in the face of a bedrock belief about capitalism and free markets: that one of the strengths is the ease with which new enterprises can fund themselves through public equity listings.

Read full post at http://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2013/09/30/the-decline-in-stock-listings-is-worse-than-you-think/

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