doughishere Posted November 25, 2015 Share Posted November 25, 2015 Why dont activists(hedge funds) just out right buy out the company? I hate to keep going to the WEB model....but why not just buy good business' when they want to be sold to you then if the opportunity comes along then take a 10% stake at a killer discount....hedge funds make the assumption that they can keep making killer bets into infinity, at least the cheaper hedge funds...you cant. They think "if i get X richer then i can tap out" but no one actually has a product. Waltons had a product. Gates had a product. Ford had a product. Exon has a product. Coors has a product. Oracle has a product. Shit even the Koch bothers have a product. Number 21 on the Forbes list has Ball bearings as his claim to fame? Buffet just lucky enough to "hedge fund" his way into the business...adn even he make candy. At some point you cant just keep hitting "cigar butts"...at some point there has to be some value added? Isnt that what corporations should do?' And every once so often you get a good insight into some inefficiency it makes sense to pour cash into Geico.... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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