Just a leading question…
I just paid 600 million in profits, mainly to 3 major shareholders. Does that come off my holding company profit? Also foes it affect the leaderboards - negative 600 million from me and positive 600 million to my shareholders?
I expect it does but think that is wrong. IRL, companies declare profit and then pay dividends as a % of that profit, but analysts will look at the headline profit when assessing company performance.
Secondary question - when a hoarder like me buys many stocks, what happens with the capital profit / loss on those stocks? How does that affect holding company leaderboards?
I revert to my very early rants that players are separate entities to holding companies. Player performance should include the value of their operating businesses inside a holding co. plus cash and stock / bond holdings.
That cash can only be gained through dividends or bond interest.
A holding company can declare a dividend before it’s IPO (but maybe after 4k bxp)
When that holding co pays dividends the player as well as all the other shareholders get a dividend and then the player as a separate entity buys stocks, bonds or whatever.
Last bit is food for thought… I would like answers on questions 1 and 2 pls