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April 15 2018 at 1:07 PM
Charlie D.  (Login cdunton)
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Response to Re: Focus on short term profits, not long term success

Today’s shareholders are not like yesterday’s. Individual investors have largely been supplanted by institutional investors, such as hedge funds and mutual funds, who typically hold on to assets for a shorter period than their predecessors. In 1950, 92 percent of stocks were held directly by investors. By 2006, this figure had dropped to less than a third. In 1940, the average equity was held for seven years. Today it’s less than one year. You also have activist investors who push for higher and higher quarterly profits, again, more concerned with short term profit than long term success.

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