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In many instances, activists may be holding shares longer than many institutional or retail investors, the NYT reports...
The bulk of activism just wants a quick hit. They want the stock to go up next week.
The real money I've made over the years is holding companies for seven, eight or nine years.
Stocks are being held for record-short periods of time.
The S.&P. 100 companies are paying out 108 percent of earnings through dividends and stock repurchases. That can't last.
You have people that run companies that aren't bad people but shouldn't be running the companies. They're over their head or they have different agendas.