Topics Under Tag: "Michigan Investment Markets"

Can the Stock Market be Saved? Some New Ventures Think So.

Amy Cortese | June 20, 2016

From the days when brokers gathered under a Buttonwood tree in lower Manhattan, stock markets have been central to a healthy functioning economy. But these days, they seem kind of sick. Initial public stock offerings (IPOs) have been in steep decline as companies put off going public. And who can blame them? The financial costs […]

Can Crowdfunding Revive Local Stock Markets?

Amy Cortese | January 31, 2015

Back in October, I wrote an op-ed that appeared in the New York Times about local stock markets. Specifically, it was about the passage of Michigan’s Investment Markets bill, a novel new law that allows the creation of intrastate stock markets that would let Michigan-based residents buy and sell shares of Michigan-based securities. The idea […]