How to profit from stock demergers

Breaking up is hard to do … but there is often money to be made from the process.

Buying companies that are looking to demerge part of their business is one of the surest ways to make money, especially given that one-in-four tend to attract a takeover bid.

But don’t chase these opportunities until you read further, as there is a conflict between intuition and logic when it comes to demergers that is likely to lead many to act against their better judgement.

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