[linux-elitists] [SCO] Integral Capital Management?
Larry M. Augustin
Mon Sep 1 10:30:20 PDT 2003
Ryan Waldron <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote on Monday, September 01, 2003
> On Mon, 1 Sep 2003, Larry M. Augustin wrote:
> SCO, the corporation, does not. But SCO's execs and other
> shareholders who are dumping their shares at the now inflated prices
> may see quite a bit of that money.
> The simple fact is that a large institutional "buy-in" over a short
> period of time, whether conspiratorial or not, can provide
> *significant* price support against other sellers, and especially in
> a thinly-traded small-time stock like SCOX.
Yes, that's correct. The purchase could push up the stock price.
> This is what you haven't proved. I agree that there's nothing
> remarkable about this sort of institutional behavior, on its face.
> But, given the parties and the circumstances, I think it's a little
> presumptive for you to claim broadly that "there's no conspiracy
> here", as though it's impossible just because it's not necessarily
> implied by the circumstances.
> Look, I don't see black helicopters swirling in the air over my
> office as I type this, but at the same time I think it foolish to
> think that billg would ever pass up ANY opportunity to reward those
> who harm Linux, even temporarily. And with essentially unlimited
> cash available to play with, it's much harder for me to be so blase
> about whether or not he's doing so. Whether it's this particular
> drop in the bucket, I don't know, but I suspect you don't either.
No, I don't "know". But I don't know that Bush isn't a space alien
either. I'd say the odds of either are pretty low.
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