I’m curious as to whether people think that the buyout of BCE will or will not happen. I’m currently guessing there is about a 60% chance that it does go through. (clearly based on an optimistic guess and no fundamental analysis whatsoever) Obviously I threw in some $$ when the share price was recently around $34. Did anyone else buy in expecting the deal to be completed? The spread was just too big for me to pass up on.

How do you come up with the number 60% based on an optimistic guess? Why not 56%?

60% sounds better. It was actually 56% + 4% of pure optimism.