Still here VJ. Still confident in the future and still well in the green. Lots of good stuff in the pipeline, and I am a patient man. I have a theory that those who still ramble on about dead mice probably got the brown acid.
WAS one of the single largest shareholders. He sold most of his at the end of March. As a long, this concerns me more than a little bit.
Very good question. Taken together, the circumstances seem to suggest that the Chinese were more interested in costing (weakening) MAR than in taking over and managing the Starwood properties.
Well, not EVERYONE, lol. It's been a while since I've posted here (these YHOO message boards have pretty much gone to h&ll, IMHO), but I've held on for several years and am up maybe twenty percent now. I'm thinking about selling a third of my holdings at ten bucks, another third at fifteen, and the rest at twenty-five or so. Lots of interesting stuff going on, against an admitted history of underwhelming results and performance. I think patience will ultimately be rewarded, but I'm not ready to drink too deeply at the Kool Aid station....
Still here, taking my lumps while awaiting our brighter days! You could say I have more shares than cares at the moment.
I've been looking at this fund for my (elderly) parents, and I'm sorry AAPL is out. My wife bought 200 shares of AAPL in the late 1980s for twenty-something dollars each, and held on. We have a s#itload of shares now, and are pretty much set for retirement. I like the company as much (or more) than ever.....
I think you may be missing the point. GE will still have a big interest in SYF, so that if SYF goes up, so does the value of GE. But maybe I am missing something. It's happened before.
I'm not sure I agree with your math, but for me, whether or not this makes sense to GE shareholders comes down to whether you think that the financial sector will or will not outperform large industrials in a rising interest rate environment. The fact that GE pays a great dividend and Synchrony pays none should also figure prominently in making an individuals' decision. The supposed "discount" means little or nothing to me personally. Just my two cents.
But even if the exchange is properly subscribed and goes through, doesn't GE still hold the lions share of SFY stock. Does GE just plan to gradually sell their shares as conditions, need and performance dictate? I'm not the brightest bulb, but at the end of the day it looks to me like GE will still be SYF's largest stakeholder by far. What am I missing?