Credit Suisse: Family-Owned Firms Outperform Non-Family Owned Peers

A research report recently published by Credit Suisse(CS) showed that family-owned companies outperformed their non-family owned peers. CS defined a family-owned firm as (1) direct shareholding by founders or descendants of at least 20%; (2) voting rights held by founders or descendants of at least 20%. The Top 50 family-owned firms globally based on market cap, …

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College Tuition in the U.S. Continues To Soar

The cost of college tuition in the US contiues to increase each year. In fact, college tuition has been increasing at a higher rate than even healthcare and is double that of overall consumer prices. The causes for the relentless rise of college tution are many including cheap and easy loans from Uncle Sam, requirement …

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German Chemical Giant BASF SE ADR Stock Split 2017

BASF SE(BASFY), the world’s largest chemical maker has announced a stock split of its ADR shares. The German company implemented a 2: 1 stock split on the ADR back in 2008. This year the split ratio is 4:1. The depository BNY Mellon published the following details on this split: The Bank of New York Mellon, …

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Performance of European Defensive vs. Economically Sensitive Stocks Since Global Financial Crisis

Defensive stocks perform well during periods of economic contractions and uncertainity. The sector comprising of stocks in the consumer staples and healthcare industries have outperformed sectors such as commodities that are sensitive to the economy since the global financial ciris of 2008-09 in the European context. Click to enlarge Source: Why high beer prices could give …

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Unloved Food Stocks Deserve A Look

One of the sector that is currently unloved by the market is the food sector.Investors are avoiding food producers for a variety of reasons. Though many of the factors cited are understandable investors need not totally ignore stocks from the sector. As part of the consumer staple industry food companies deserve a look and are …

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