That's not the reason chessmaster. The reason the Republicans will win is because, with Obama, the Democratic party has pulled their candidate from the bottom of the trash bin......and Obama was so lowly there that he had to be scrapped off the bottom. The only things remaining in the bin are dead bodies!
Always remember: garbage in, garbage out. No exceptions.
This voodoo BS will be eventually thrown out too as the U. S. government has no authority in setting the salaries of executives in private, shareholder owned corporations. They just can't get it through their thick skulls that they do not own Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. The rude awakening will come.
I was sort of hoping a disgruntled shareholder, in a moment of insanity, made them dead! A short period of suffering would be also ideal. LOL!
Remember Caesar saying "Et Tu, Brute"? And Brutus's reply of "No Man, I Ain't Et Nothing"! LOL!
What the government has done is easy to do when you regard your position to be above the laws of the land.
We will ultimately determine if the Constitution is worth the parchment on which it was written.
This was a well orchestrated conspiracy since its inception. There never are any contingency plans for negotiations when caught in illegal acts.
Lose/lose situations don't exist for politicians unless they are dead. And you had better attend the funerals to view the bodies; never taking your eyes off the caskets until you see them placed in the vaults and covered. Then, stay in the cemetery an additional week to see that there's no conspiracy to dig up the slimeballs who might have been buried with life support considerations.
Then and only then can you breathe a sign of relief! During this time period, another slimeball would have been born so your relaxation will be brief.
Why would you want to see PPS around $14.50 when it was $15.87 at the reverse split? Many of us "old timers", who were holding through the split, would like to see the $!6+ that was suggested at the time.
That's true but I guess I'm just a dumb investor who thought this management might have known what they were doing. I'm ONLY down $35K+ in principal since the split but hope to get back to even in the next couple of decades off dividends!
If I were Ackman, Berkowitz, Perry, etc., considering the magnitude of their investments, I'd grab up what remains of the float at these bargain basement prices and make daily trade activity ZERO. It remains depressing to see share price slowly erode every day, knowing full well that it only involves a few million shares being played with by day traders and the market makers.
Well, it's a month and half since your post and Chimera remains a big, steaming pile of bull dung! At this moment, share price is down $1.79 per share since the reverse split.....a split that was suppose to help shareholders. I'm having trouble defining "help". It's alright though (as some would suggest) because a year's worth of dividends will offset that loss. BULL DUNG!
Madoff was an individual who, in comparison to the government, was just a hidden footnote in financial history. The government's actions with F&F have made the taxpayers accomplices in a massive fraud
against the owners of the two GSEs (who are also taxpayers). It will be case study eventually in all law schools across the nation.
....and being wholly shareholder owned entities, their seizures by the government have violated all the securities laws the country has in place as well as a violation of Constitutional rights of the shareholders of those entities. The United States of America is not a third World country but the shareholders of both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are being abused as if it was!
Neither of them would so staunchly push for reform when none is needed lest both of them are trying to conceal some involvement. I'll bet both are up to their eyeballs in something that in the end, with their success in gaining reform, will give them reward; especially when their calls for reform have foundations based on inaccuracy and outright lies.