Originally written on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 10/18/14
What a clever idea. Buy a stock tied to the lifetime football earnings of Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster. San Francisco-based Fantex Holdings is issuing a million shares of stock in Fantex Series Arian Foster at the bargain price of $10.00 each. I feel one of those late night, 30-minute infomercials coming. Stockholders will have no claim on Foster's income. They cannot manage his career or his brand identity. Shares of the Arian Foster series are basically shares in Fantex Holdings. They make no promises of growth and call the Arian Foster series a tracking stock ‒ indexed to Foster's future football related income, which can come from his next NFL contract, or income from endorsements, coaching, broadcasting, anything tied to his personal brand. Foster plays a risky position in a risky profession. He is hedging the risks to his income by sharing a fifth of it in return for a sure upfront payment. The deal is off if Fantex cannot not sell every share ...
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