My understanding of MSB is that the trust terminates 20 or 25 yrs after the death of the last person from a group of about 20 people, who are all around 60 yrs old right now. So if the longest lived person in that group lives for 30 more yrs, MSB will "only" be around for 50-55 yrs, assuming the assets cooperate.
GNI really interests me, they do terminate in 2015. If their future distributions mirror the past, I would expect $12-13 of annual distributions.
If I shorted 100 shrs at 119 today (assuming I can get the shrs to short), then take $60 (4 yrs at $15/yr, worst case) and put it aside to pay the distributions, I get a free return of 60 bucks.
Seems that the only unknown is if there's any termination value to the trust holders. But the math is inescapable. Right?