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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry David View Post
    On those details, I'm in over my head. I have not run a business in 30 years.

    Maximizing the profit is good, but does it control one's sense of right and wrong? And I'm not blaming anybody for anything, just asking the rhetorical question.

    In a moral society, would a sense of right and wrong prevail, or recede?
    How many companies lost to hostile take overs of stock because they didn't have the liquid assets to protect their stocks? Just how stable is our current economy? Why is that Chesapeake no longer advertises itself as the largest independent producer of natural gas? (Hint, it's related to the first question).

    When a company bases itself and it's profits on a certain market, they have to retain control to pursue their vision and goals. Stock piles of money (liquid assets) is one way to hedge against hostile take overs and other downturns, such as regulation.

    Even the largest of companies need liquid assets to keep control of their companies. There are many other things that those liquid assets exist to protect a company from. Considering the actions of Obama and the DNC towards corporations, is it really that confusing on why they would stock pile money for the future?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Quite true, I think.

    But what does that have to do with what I said?
    It touches on your point of who has the "right". No one as it is a business and their role is to make money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    You're a Lib for a reason, so I wouldn't expect you to understand anything beyond empty talking points and bumper sticker slogans.

    The DOWs #s are in no way connected to the economy.

    Thanks to QE and ZIRP investors have been pushed out of fixed rate investments and into the equities markets.

    If the economy was as good as you libs say it was Corporations wouldn't be hoarding their capital and the FED wouldn't be hoarding Trillions in excess reserves.
    Well, you don't know what you're talking about. Very high DOW numbers are directly related to high volumes of capital circulating in the markets, both primary and secondary. QE is inserted due to weak markets and bad policies like we had up to the crash and its design is to increase asset value and keep inflation under control. Zero interest is a way of keeping many in the markets. Though it has little return it keeps the markets full of capital. As for corps, they could, but refuse to release some of their capital to stimulate job growth, but they have all their way these days, so why gamble?
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    Dont worry they will start letting it trickle. Just got to give it another 25+ years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Well, you don't know what you're talking about. Very high DOW numbers are directly related to high volumes of capital circulating in the markets, both primary and secondary. QE is inserted due to weak markets and bad policies like we had up to the crash and its design is to increase asset value and keep inflation under control. Zero interest is a way of keeping many in the markets. Though it has little return it keeps the markets full of capital. As for corps, they could, but refuse to release some of their capital to stimulate job growth, but they have all their way these days, so why gamble?
    What Capital has QE contributed to the markets ?

    Over 80 percent of all that new liquidity that was produced by QE sits idle on the books of the FED marked as " excess reserves ".

    So YOU have no idea what you're talking about.

    QE was " inserted " for one reason. To make all of Obamas new debt CHEAP...for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    It touches on your point of who has the "right". No one as it is a business and their role is to make money.
    LOL!!

    Okay...I get it...though the touch is quite ethereal.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    How many companies lost to hostile take overs of stock because they didn't have the liquid assets to protect their stocks? Just how stable is our current economy? Why is that Chesapeake no longer advertises itself as the largest independent producer of natural gas? (Hint, it's related to the first question).

    When a company bases itself and it's profits on a certain market, they have to retain control to pursue their vision and goals. Stock piles of money (liquid assets) is one way to hedge against hostile take overs and other downturns, such as regulation.

    Even the largest of companies need liquid assets to keep control of their companies. There are many other things that those liquid assets exist to protect a company from. Considering the actions of Obama and the DNC towards corporations, is it really that confusing on why they would stock pile money for the future?
    I know basically how taking over a company works. You buy enough stock in a company and you have the votes to eject someone out of the company...even the person that built the company from the ground up.

    What I don't understand is why is such allowed? It would seem to me that allowing something like that to even be possible would be wrong. Isn't that a bit like stealing...legalized theft?
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I know basically how taking over a company works. You buy enough stock in a company and you have the votes to eject someone out of the company...even the person that built the company from the ground up.

    What I don't understand is why is such allowed? It would seem to me that allowing something like that to even be possible would be wrong. Isn't that a bit like stealing...legalized theft?
    Not at all. The people who buy stock own a part of the corp. and they have a right to take part in making decisions, including the decision of who should run the corp.

    "The person who built the company" will retain any stock they have held onto, but if they sold enough shares for someone to takeover the business, it's their own fault.
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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Companies are hoarding their cash because they don't see enough DEMAND to justify expanding their operations. They don't see the demand because the middle class wages have been stagnant for 15 years, while the cost of living goes up. Companies have handed workers a larger share of their health insurance expense because it has risen faster than general inflation for decades. Companies have stopped providing pensions, so the individual must save out of his pocket with a little help from their employer. Costs shifted to workers, but wages stagnant.

    Then companies have been busy off shoring jobs, call centers to India, reading x-rays to India, manufacturing to China, programming to India, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, Brazil, engineering to China. Our workers now have to compete globally with workers making a fraction of a US wage. That is why wages don't go up.

    Now the US is bringing some manufacturing back to the US. Robots can do more jobs now because they have developed over the last 40 years, the price of robots has come down dramatically the last 20 years, and they can do the job even cheaper than the chinese can. So, there are a few high paying good jobs for robot programmers, but not many more for your average middle class worker.

    Population grows. The types of jobs that used to employ many middle class workers don't grow, and those out there have to compete with cheaper foreign labor.

    Discretionary income has disappeared for our middle class, that is why there is reduced demand. Factories are much more efficient than they used to be and labor content has been taken out of many product production processes, which means in many cases we can ramp up production without hiring many additional workers.

    It is not the 1960's economy, it does not work the way it used to. Many old rules of how an economy work apply to the old world '60's economy, so when people try to apply those rules today, they don't understand why they don't work. One rule that still works is the rule on supply and demand. When the demand is high and the supply is low, prices rise. When demand is low and supply is high, prices fall. The worldwide supply of labor is high, and demand is falling for low skilled labor, so wages in that sector of the workforce have stagnated. Many workers lost their jobs to off-shore and they could not replace their former wage (see law of supply and demand). The small segment of the workforce with the high education in "demand skills" like engineering can still get raises by changing jobs if necessary.

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    Re: U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    What Capital has QE contributed to the markets ?

    Over 80 percent of all that new liquidity that was produced by QE sits idle on the books of the FED marked as " excess reserves ".

    So YOU have no idea what you're talking about.

    QE was " inserted " for one reason. To make all of Obamas new debt CHEAP...for now.
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