Message by Strategyguy536 was encouraging to note there are many investors thinking the same way. We can all be impatient and frustrated or ticked off by the time it is taking to get the deal done. But, in reality in today's world if you were to get married to the rich princess you would have quite a complicated prenup. Well this is the mother of all prenups with XOM. It involves ownership, financing, exploration costs, multiple opportunities and layers upon layer of project details , and probably numerous options and anticipation of what happens in the event another company buys IOC etc. etc. I can see the depth of this deal and negotiation taking as long as it has because the what ifs are enormous. Do not let the shorts get under your skin. Heck my board hardly shows any shorts because the board is basically on ignore except for some of the intelligent ones that can peak your sense of humor or raise a reasonable argument. But they argue typically just to get a rise out of us insecure longs. Don't argue back!!!! That is what they want. The story at IOC will be won by the longs because we were patient and they will move on to their next stock victim. Enjoy Football Sunday and anticipate information that will secure IOC's future this Fall!!!!!!
You longs can keep deluding yourselves with the thought that it is a complicated deal so it is taking a long time to negotiate. Bu it's not like the what ifs on this deal are any more complicated or different than the deals that XOM or other players in the space have done previously. It should not take this long, and the fact that no deal has been announced, with all the other red flags at this company should be a warning to you.