Posts filed under “Short Selling”

Ackman, Chanos on Short Selling

William Ackman, managing partner of Pershing Square Capital Management, discusses the benefits of short-selling, Goldman Sachs’ fraud charges and more with CNBC.

Airtime: Tues. Apr. 27 2010 | 7:10 AM ET


Short selling is a key focus of the Goldman Sachs hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill. James Chanos, of Kynikos Associates, and Bill Ackman, of Pershing Square Capital, share their insights.

Airtime: Tues. Apr. 27 2010 | 8:05 AM ET

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman shares his parting shots with CNBC.

Airtime: Tues. Apr. 27 2010 | 8:54 AM ET

Category: Short Selling, Video

Exonerating the Shorts

Interesting discussion by the always worth reading Mark Hulbert about a recent research paper on Short Selling. While I agree with the paper’s conclusion, it overlooks two major related issues regarding short selling. Let’s look at a few excerpts first: “Short-selling became particularly controversial during the recent bear market, when many of its practitioners turned…Read More

Category: Research, Short Selling

Waiting for the Next Inflection Point

What are the pros doing? I’ve been speaking with various institutional investors, and I can tell you there is little in the way of uniformity of thought. Here we are, up 70% or so from the lows of over a year ago, and there is no consensus — which is probably a good thing. What…Read More

Category: Markets, Psychology, Short Selling, Trading

60 Minutes: Michael Lewis’ The Big Short

Michael Lewis’ new book “The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine” looks at the financial meltdown.

Part I

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Part II

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There are numerous web extras here:

Web Extra: Is Wall Street Overpaid?
Web Extra: Bailout Blues
Web Extra: The $8.4 Billion Bet
Web Extra: Wall Street Misfit
Web Extra: “The Blind Side”

Wall Street: Inside the Collapse
Author Tells “60 Minutes” What Led to Wall Street Collapse and Who Predicted It

Category: Bailouts, Short Selling, Video

Lehman News Round Up

“Dick Fuld is going to be bankrupted and he’s going to spend the rest of his life in court fighting legal battles. There maybe others forced to do the same.” -Dick Bove of Rochedale Securities. Bove had  all nine volumes of the examiner’s report printed and bound. (Barrons) > As it turned out, Lehman Brothers…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Legal, Regulation, Short Selling

Chanos Reduces Bets Against Health-Care Stocks

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Category: Short Selling, Video

Justin Mamis On New Short Selling Rules

Here is my quote of the day: “Those so-called adults who fuss about short sales are really silly. What competent grown-up would short a stock after – that’s after – it has fallen 10%. Don’t these people understand how the stock market works? Selling short on an uptick is sound, to say nothing of having…Read More

Category: Regulation, Short Selling

SEC Short Ban: “Regulation By Placebo”

And speaking about not understanding what caused the bear market, we have this recent SEC action: “The Securities and Exchange Commission narrowly approved curbs on short selling, addressing what some consider a cause of the 2008 financial crisis despite criticism that there was no evidence to support the move. The commission voted 3-2 on party…Read More

Category: Regulation, Short Selling

James Chanos on Earnings, Shorting, China, Greece

Famed short-seller James Chanos, president of Kynikos Associates, shares his market insight.

Airtime: Thurs. Feb. 4 2010 | 7:05 AM ET

Part 2

Airtime: Thurs. Feb. 4 2010 | 7:35 AM ET

Part 3

Airtime: Thurs. Feb. 4 2010 | 8:20 AM ET

Part 4

Category: Short Selling, Video

What Type of Bear Are You ?

Funny, despite having flipped bullish earlier this year, I still get all manner of Bear email sent to me. I guess any bullishness from me is perceived as a trading call only (heh heh) . Anyway, this hit my inbox, via FallStreet — I guess I am a Cub — and I found it amusing:…Read More

Category: Psychology, Short Selling