Can You Profit From the M&A Spree?
It's a record year for M&A deals in corporate America. Contributor John Waggoner explains what that means for investors.
Companies and people have similar urges sometimes. People like to build big houses; companies like to build large headquarters. People worry excessively about how the world views them; so do corporations.
But one of the biggest similarities between corporations and people is that when they have a lot of money in the bank, they like to spend it. And lately, corporations have been spending lots of money on buying other companies. Can you make money from the M&A spree? Possibly--but it's not easy.
John Waggoner does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.