Comments on: The future is smaller for private equity http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/14/the-future-is-smaller-for-private-equity/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Allen C. Jones PhD http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/14/the-future-is-smaller-for-private-equity/#comment-13105 Sun, 19 Apr 2009 20:32:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2994#comment-13105 The former successes of P/E firms are not likely to repeat in years to come. Investors at all levels, even those with the same capital bases to invest, (many do not) will find that the U.S. and foreign government regulators, are in the process of curtailing or eliminating these leverage tools. P/E firms will either have to comply or close up shop, now that investors are somewhat more savvy… they are not likely to make the same mistake twice.

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By: mgate http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/14/the-future-is-smaller-for-private-equity/#comment-12932 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 14:59:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2994#comment-12932 It would be terrible if governments succeeded in resticting short sellers as it would kill the equilibrium of chance in forecasting the direction of the market or investment

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By: Greg http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/14/the-future-is-smaller-for-private-equity/#comment-12925 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:41:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2994#comment-12925 This just goes to show the herd mentality affliction of investment managers and investors as it is equally as possible to make huge sums of money in falling markets as it is to do so in rising markets.

The lovely thing about the investment market is that you have a 50% chance of being right or wrong. The investment will either go up or down and it just takes some knowledge and/or a lucky edge to be a winner.

It would be terrible if governments succeeded in resticting short sellers as it would kill the equilibrium of chance in forecasting the direction of the market or investment.

The only exiters from the markets are the losers.

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By: Sanat http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/14/the-future-is-smaller-for-private-equity/#comment-12924 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:13:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=2994#comment-12924 What the working people need to do (98 % of us) is create CREDIT UNIONS that function like banks (but don’t screw their members !). In the Province of Quebec (Canada), this strategy allowed the regular people to take control of their society, finance their own businesses that provided employment to their OWN people, and reduce the influence of the a small minority that cares nothing about the society.

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