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General Electric is looking at splitting itself up after poor shareholder returns in the past year.

I owned GE years ago and sold it at a profit before it began its long-term decline.

I never expected to own it again, but today I bought some shares as a pure speculative play.

The market has decided that the whole must not be worth the sum of its parts, since the price is still near session lows.

Nonetheless, on the outside chance that one of the units (perhaps healthcare) may be worth as much by itself in the future as the whole is worth today, I don't mind holding it on pure speculation.

In a market where there is a shortage of stock shares to buy, breaking up GE into 2 or 3 companies would at least give the "total market" buyers another symbol or two to include in their ETF purchases.

A few years in the future, spinoffs may be worth as much as an IPO might be today.
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