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How close is the fate of Berkshire Hathaway tied to Warren Buffett?

We all are humans. Humans are mortal, and so is Warren Buffett. Given that he is an elderly man close to 90, it is quite likely that he will pass away in the next few years. Sad events like these ...
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What happens to my vote if I don't return a proxy form?

I sometimes get proxy solicitations for stock that I have. If I do not return the form and do not vote, what happens to my voting rights? Does somebody else get them? For example, lets say a company ...
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Who gets paid when a company is sold? [closed]

If the company is listed and publicly traded (=traded on a stock exchange), then you get paid according to the value of the stock you own. But what happens if you are the founder of a company and you ...
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Which laws prevent a corporation with a 51% stake in another firm from exploiting the minority shareholders?

What are the relevant laws which prevent a corporation with a majority stake in another firm from acting against the interests of the minority stakeholders? Such a corporation could, for example, use ...
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Can companies raise cash by selling covered call options on their treasury stock?

Suppose a company has lots of treasury shares. Can it raise cash by selling call options covered by the treasury stock? If the stock price ends below the strike price of the calls sold, then the ...
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Why Would a Company Change Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) Vesting Plan?

My company gives out Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) each year. The RSUs used to vest 100% on the 3rd year after granting them. This year they have changed the plan, and instead they vest 25% of the ...
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How does a “Control Dispute” arise?

I was reading the OTC Markets glossary: Control Dispute — A Control Dispute occurs when multiple parties claim control of a company. OTC Markets Group does not determine control or work to resolve ...
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Why do managements dislike low stock prices? [duplicate]

From reading various books, I am under the impression that managements usually dislike it when their stock price gets too low. I am not sure why. So my questions are: Given that the job of management ...
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How important is it to read a company's articles of incorporation and corporate bylaws before buying its securities?

I am advised to read bond prospectuses before buying bonds because "every bond issue is different". The same advice is also given when investing in preferred stocks. When it comes to buying ...
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Does management try to influence stock prices?

I have some questions about the relation between corporate management and the stock market that I think will impact my personal investments: Does the management of public companies try to influence ...
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Where do public companies announce news?

Where do public companies announce significant news such as dividends, stock splits, new bond offerings, divestitures, mergers and acquisitions, hiring and resignations of corporate officers, etc.? ...
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Is it important for OTC-traded companies to have independent directors?

Most companies that are traded over-the-counter (in OTCQX, OTCQB, OTC Pink) do not have independent directors, but some do. Should the existence of independent directors in OTC companies be considered ...
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Why don't companies issue more shares to create corporate empires?

Why can't companies grow ever-larger into corporate behemoths by funding a large number of acquisitions using shares? Shares are like currency that the company can mint on its own. Surely management ...