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Credit Suisse: Family Run Firms Generally Outperform Over Time

Credit Suisse: Family Run Firms Generally Outperform Over Time

First published at ValueWalk.com Public family controlled firms are always a grey area for investors. In many cases, the minority shareholders have little control over management’s decisions. However, there is evidence to suggest that a controlling family can be a good thing, after all, their fortunes are tied to the success of the company. On the other hand, there have recently been a number of high-profile family-owned corporate collapses and management control concerns have led minority investors to question whether the…

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Derivatives Market Reaches New High

Derivatives Market Reaches New High

A combination of fractional reserve banking, bank leverage, money printing, derivative manufacturing and government borrowing has been the reason behind much of the global GDP growth over the past 40 years. This market is now worth a staggering $1 + quadrillion,  that’s $1,000,000,000,000,000 of essentially worthless derivatives where buyers only need to put up a fraction of the purchase price. Add in $250 trillion of government debt around the world and things start to look pretty shaky. During 2012, the…

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