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A Good Deal of Bad Deals?

Six reasons why M&A may heat up--and leave shareholders in the cold.

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I'm a worrier by nature. I like to see the glass half-empty and contemplate the next trigger that will make things fall apart.

Do I sound like a perma-bear? I'm not. I know that only seeing the downside has serious limitations. After all, over the very long term, the market has gone up, not down. But that trip upward has been anything but a straight line. Even when the indexes are surging, someone is losing wealth somewhere in the market. I don't want that person to be me--or you, either! So even though my worst-case scenarios rarely come to pass, I'm still compelled to heed those downside risks.

Bearemy Glaser does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.