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Dell could spend at least $3 billion in buying back VMware tracking stock in the latest piece of financial engineering surrounding the proposed purchase of EMC. EMC owns 80 per cent of VMware and the idea was that a tracking stock should be established for VMware. In this way, if and when Dell owns EMC and offers some VMware …

  1. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Methinks it most definitely is, and its ITFix is exceedingly costly and impossible to destroy

    Is not buying back your own stock an admission to both prospective investors and current shareholders alike, that the product is akin to a trading of bull market shit in an enveloping developed bear market environment ......... a vainglorious prime, sub-prime ponzi product placement operation?

    That be long view from here and over there too, and everywhere else also in the future. Do you also see it for what it is really worth, or does the truth escape you?

    And is it an incestuous relationship liable to bring all manner of perverse defects out into the open?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Paraphrasing Arnaud Amalric

    Tax 'em all, god will recognize his own.

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