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"I LIKED owning Wrigley"

I agree. I've also had several companies acquired, albeit at a good profit. But I've got Wrigley in my portfolio of DRiP (dividend reinvestment program) stocks and planned on holding it for 20-40 years. I've been in it for about 10 years now.

What is inconvenient for me (and other investors too) is that now I'll have to pay taxes on the gains and will have to search out another food company to DRiP with if I decide to go that route. Bother.

Sometimes picking winners sucks because deals like this force you to go find other winners. Who said making money was easy?

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