Biotechnology is the personal science of the future. Investors like biotech firms for their growth potential and future income. But it’s personal too. If biotechnology will help people live longer, the rich will need to be even richer to finance their longer lives.
There are always risks in business. Unless you take steps in the early days, you could put your company's assets, and in some cases even personal assets, in danger. If your business is sued or you can no longer pay your debts, how can you be sure your assets are safe?
When it comes to the UK media and entertainment sector you’ll find companies generating revenue from the sub sectors: books, films, TV production, news, gaming, advertising and information publishing.
The investor’s dream is to time the sale of a company's stocks to maximise profit. Many industry professionals claim it is impossible. As an alternative, they promote the use of collective investment vehicles based on saving a fixed monthly amount.
You will have seen the warning: the value of your investments may go down as well as up. It won’t always be possible to bail out before your positions turn south but at least when investing in stocks and shares there are portents that should set alarm bells ringing.
Shanghai was China’s first city to see the creation of stocks and a stock exchange; stock trading started in Shanghai as early as 1860s in the wake of the Opium Wars.
The story of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc (TSE) from the kimono to modern dress can be found in some detail on its unusually comprehensive corporate site.
The London Stock Exchange is the world’s most international capital market with over 2,400 companies from more than 90 countries quoted across its markets.
Nasdaq is the largest US electronic stock market, listing more companies and, on average, trading more shares per day than any other US market.