Concentrate your thinking on how much Getco is worth
So far nobody really knows!
Big investors get their $3.75 if they want out, that's probably in the $400m range, Getco will inject $1bn (borrowed) into balance sheet (yeah, with $1bn debt as well), the real assets and liability of Getco is unknown but that's equivalent to new shares to be printed. Something like that!
What you have gained today (from yesterday) on paper is real, what the future will bring is not ours to see, but you certainly can hope for better, with hope what man lives for?
Stop speculating, this is as good as it can be...
Since my average for KCG shares is in the $5 range... (Yes, I had it before the whole trading error and held, and picked some up down in the high 2's) I will also be taking the shares of the new company. I also believe it will be a powerhouse!
I am pleased with the move.