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There are a lot of conspiracy theories about the stock market. Some suggest that the market is “rigged”. These theories are largely untrue, but some have merit. In this article we share common reasons some people believe the stock market is unfair and evaluate the evidence to determine if these concerns are justified. We begin with a brief history on the rights of minority shareholders…because like most everything with investing…our views are shaped by the past.

Minority shareholder rights…a history

The stock market is arguably the most valuable financial innovation of the past three hundred years. The Dutch East India Company was the first company to offer shares of its business to the public. …

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This is not investing advice. Seek a financial professional before making important financial decisions. This article is for informational purposes and should not be interpreted as a recommendation to buy/sell/or trade any security.

At the end of 2019 the total value of all financial assets stood at $543 Trillion. Financial Assets can be broadly grouped into five asset classes although there is some debate about what should count. Together they make up the investing universe and knowing your options should be the first step for any smart investor.



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