Soros buys Halliburton?

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  1. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Money is green no matter where you get it right? At least Soros knows a good investment when he sees one.
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    There may be more here than meets the eye. Maybe Soros has other ideas for it.
     
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    What's that saying, "We've already established what you are. Now we're just haggling over the price."? I'm glad his true colors have shown up.
     
  4. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    Possibly. Before I'd condemn him, I'd want to know (a) whether the investment was approved by him personally, and (b) whether this is "just" an investment, or is in fact an attempt to buy influence over the company...neither of which questions the article addresses.
     
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    Well, you know, Soros doesn't make moves like this for the sole reason of profit - there is bound to be a political motivation behind this.
     
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    What? That he's a Republican? That he likes money? He is rich after all. I don't see the irony here. Murdoch gave money to Dems, didn't think that was a big deal either.

    As Thomas Veil alluded to, this was either an investment done without his consent by underlings or partners, or more likely he has some political reasons. I'm guessing he's not that substantial a stockholder, but I'm sure he's still a voting share holder. Maybe he's just trying to be that annoying guy at the stock holders meetings that complains the whole time.

    Maybe he just likes money (he also invested in Rite Aid and CVS).
     
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    Maybe he just wants to screw Dick Cheney, who probably was making secret deals with Halliburton anyway. Energy policy meetings anyone? ;)
     
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    I'm sure it's just that he's a hypocrite like Al Gore. Who needs facts? Smears make much better headlines. And slogans. ;)
     
  10. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Halliburton's Iraqi doings are merely a part of their activities. Oilfield service companies are going to do well in the next several years. They oughta do better than the majors for ROI.

    Soros' past financial reputation has been built on currency speculation and manipulation. His estimated gross income is around a billion bucks a year.

    To have any feel for Soros' possible influence on Halliburton, you'd have to know how many shares of stock there are, total. His history, though, is for making money. I doubt his generally-leftist politics will affect that, although for $62 very-large for him is chump change.

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