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How VW became the world’s largest company

Crazy story came out today…

This afternoon in Europe, due to some information revealed by Porsche about how much of VW it actually owned (74% instead of 35%), it’s shares hyper-inflated to become the world’s largest company measured through market-cap. The world’s largest company currently is ExxonMobil.

“Volkswagen briefly became the world’s largest company by market capitalisation on Tuesday as panic-buying by hedge funds desperate to cover losses caused its value to shoot up by up to €150bn.”

Even by end of day; VW is now worth more than …

“$254bn, … bigger than that of Wal-Mart, Microsoft and General Electric – the second, third and fourth-largest companies in the US.”

Them darn ‘markets be mighty screwy these days.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/05bbd234-a4d2-11dd-b4f5-000077b07658.html

3 replies on “How VW became the world’s largest company”

that article is insane. So let me get this straight. hedge funds are crying foul when Porsche reveals their cards (legal ones) and the share proces skyrockets and hedge funds lose a ton of money because they were shorting VW stock expecting the stock to go down. Serves them right for shorting the stock in the first place.

I’m lost in it all.

I almost don’t want to put the energy into understanding it all — there’s just some info I don’t need in my head (like it will infect me) !!

zombie hedge fun traders …

train of thought ends.

click.

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