Posts filed under “Short Selling”

Fannie Mae: Ouch!

On Friday, we noted that Fannie Mae Looks Like Hell. In the weekend linkfest, we noted the Fortune article about Fannie Mae, as well as out own "Sell" on the stock.

The emails from numerous readers were fascinating. I learned some things about my ancestry that turned out to be less than complimentary; I got to imagine several hypothetical yoga positions that, unless one is amazingly flexible, appear to be impossible. I was also informed that I had no insight whatsoever into "how the trading of stocks works." Oh, and, it turns out that according to one emailer, I am "f$%^ing clueless." My favorite was the one suggesting I should get cancer and die. 

The closest thing to legitimate criticism came from B, who this morning noted it was "better to be lucky than smart."

Indeed.
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For those people who are still interested, despite the myriad of issues with my ancestry, intellect, and "f$%^ing cluelessness," I believe covering half of any short positions today is the prudent approach to such an outsized move — 10 points in 2 days . . .

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Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Derivatives, Earnings, Short Selling, Technical Analysis, Trading

Fannie Mae Looks Like Hell

Fannie Mae’s fuzzy math: Fortune magazine reported that the lender changed the way it discloses bad loans, which could be masking rising credit losses. “Investors might want to take a closer look at Fannie Mae’s latest earnings report. Lost in the unsurprising news of the mortgage lender’s heavy losses was a critical change in the…Read More

Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Derivatives, Short Selling, Valuation

Ursine !

Category: Markets, Psychology, Short Selling, Trading

Yeah! We’re #79! (of 83 global bourses)

Category: Investing, Markets, Short Selling

NYSE Short Interest Hits New High

Category: Data Analysis, Markets, Psychology, Short Selling, Technical Analysis

Can You Judge a Homebuilder By Its Book Value?

Category: Data Analysis, Investing, Real Estate, Short Selling, Technical Analysis, Valuation

Are Hedge Funds Ruining Traditional Sentiment Readings?

Category: Markets, Psychology, Short Selling, Technical Analysis

Relative Short Interest/Total Market Float

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Markets, Psychology, Short Selling, Technical Analysis

Short Interest (Again) Precludes Correction

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Short Selling, Technical Analysis

Short Selling Falls

Category: Investing, Markets, Psychology, Short Selling, Trading