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    Short Seller Ferrets Out Bad Market Characters, Educates Public On Motivations Of Little Known Comic Book Character

    When he’s not exposing Spanish WiFi scams, Gotham City Research founder David Yu offers a rare and unique glimpse into the behaviors of a rarely discussed guy named Batman.

    / Jul 7, 2014 at 3:29 PM
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    Facebook Is Number 1 (Among Short-Sellers)

    No large U.S. company is attracting more attention from short sellers than Facebook, amid bets the world’s biggest social-networking company will keep falling after losing $27 billion since its initial public offering. Short interest on the Menlo Park, California-based company reached 5.9 percent of shares outstanding, according to data compiled by Bloomberg and Data Explorers […]

    / Jun 6, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    Unlike Lehman, Bear, AIG, Greece, Ireland, Iceland … Italy Has No Problems a Little Short-Sale Ban Can’t Fix

    Here at Dealbreaker we love short sale bans. Nothing inspires confidence in an asset so much as a government telling you that you can’t sell it, especially when the government in question is taking time out from a busy schedule of bunga bunga parties to give a firm but loving hand to the equity markets. […]

    / Jul 11, 2011 at 3:53 PM
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    David Einhorn: “If You Build It, They Won’t Come”

    That’s the title of the presentation David Einhorn is giving at the Value Investing Congress, where he’s argued Florida real estate developer St. Joe will have to take impairment charges, and that the company’s Rivertown development “is a moonscape and it doesn’t appear anyone is living there.” [Bloomberg]

    / Oct 13, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    Hedge Fund Managers Shorting For-Profit Schools Have New Ally In Stripper Carrianne Howard

    Last Friday, Bloomberg printed a hilarious story about a girl named Carrianne Howard, who’s fallen on hard time. Currently, Howard works at a topless bar called Lido Cabaret in Cocoa Beach, Florida. But, wait, that’s not the funny part. What made the story a laugh riot was that the reporter/editor made the hugely tenuous (at […]

    / Aug 9, 2010 at 1:15 PM
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    Greece Finally Gets Something Right

    Tonight, Jim Chanos is being named the Hellenic American Bankers Association 2010 Executive of the Year. Baby steps!

    / May 13, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    Greenlight Capital Shames Wall Street Journal For Making Stuff Up

    Remember that story a few months back in the Wall Street Journal, about the hedge fund “idea dinner” that insinuated a bunch of managers got together to break bread while plotting to take down the Euro? David Einhorn and the Greenlight team do! They’ve been discussing it amongst themselves for a while, and today it […]

    / Apr 23, 2010 at 3:06 PM
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    Dubai Fund-of-Funds Now Open To New Investors– Sinners, Short-Seller Sympathizers Not Welcome

    If you haven’t already invested your $1,000 with Bernett Diversified Global Fund and are looking to get in the game, take two to consider Dubai Shariah Asset Management‘s Kauthar Commodity Fund, which is opening its doors for the first time since launching last year. Here are the relevant deets:

    / Mar 31, 2010 at 2:45 PM
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    If John Mack Had Gotten His Way, He And Blankfein Would’ve Told Jimmy Chanos And His Friends Where They Could Go On National TV

    Most of you will probably agree that when you want to get a serious message out the (financial services) masses, the best medium through which to send it is a place where your news is served with a dash of Kneale and a pinch of MMC’s tits. That’s why on September 17 of last year, […]

    / Oct 6, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    Squeeze Baby, Squeeze!

    We tend to ignore highly volatile biotech stocks that bound off the walls and ceilings like a Happy Fun Ball on acid-laced meth, but Dendreon Corporation (DNDN) is a special case because it is such an obnoxious assassins tool for the elimination of careless shorts. (And we keep getting email tips). Short interest in Dendreon […]

    / Apr 28, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    I Want My Two Dollars

    What will we miss most about the last few years? Well, the list is long, but high up on it is Bill Ackman’s skewing of MBIA. That trade was a brutally long campaign, and caught Ackman a lot of flak from MBIA’s PR efforts, but it paid off in the end. Apparently, he has unwound […]

    / Jan 26, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    Regulatory Credibility

    This Volkswagen thing is getting serious. The Wall Street Journal is running a piece now challenging the credibility of German regulators in the incident, intimating that the huge spike in Volkswagen shares was the result of some regulatory failure. That’s the other shoe dropping right there. Shares drop 50%, it’s a regulatory failure. Shares spike […]

    / Oct 29, 2008 at 12:52 PM
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    We think David Einhorn is dreamy. So you can imagine our alarm when rumors reached us to the effect that Greenlight was involved in this shabby Volkswagen business. Greenlight, apparently, was betting against Volkswagen via short positions. Not a bad play early in the game of a budding global recession. Equally deft given the powerful […]

    / Oct 29, 2008 at 10:43 AM
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    Don’t Mention The War

    Volkswagen has defied explanation for a long while. VW’s powerful labor union has made it difficult to deal with, expensive to operate and therefore subject to severe shock in any economic downturn, where it would lack the flexibility to quick reduce its cost structure, and made the prospect of control by Porsche, a minority holder […]

    / Oct 28, 2008 at 9:56 AM
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    When Cramer Calls You A Communist, Is That Good Or Bad?

    Let’s do a little thinking here. Just a little. Premise: Short selling is not illegal. Premise: Spreading wrong information is illegal (short or long, makes no difference). Conclusion: Let’s freeze short selling of financial stocks and open a limitless probe into the evil practice. This, dear friends, is the scintillating genius of Andrew Cuomo. We […]

    / Sep 18, 2008 at 4:50 PM
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    Short Selling Wizard Closes On East Side Tower

    Cityfile reports that Jim Chanos has closed on a triplex at 3 East 75th Street (neighbors!). Chanos paid $20.365 million two months ago for the 7,800 square foot space. In the same way that rich people often have so many rooms they don’t know what to do with them all and end up devoting one […]

    / Aug 26, 2008 at 12:51 PM
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    Jim Cramer’s “If I Did It”

    “In retrospect, it was so easy to take down Bear.” Related: How To Kill A BankYour Ex-Wife Get Shorties [NYMag]

    / Jul 18, 2008 at 3:35 PM
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    Dick Bove’s Going To Make You Rich

    Ladenburg analyst Dick Bove released a report this weekend called “Who Is Next” (as in who is the next bank to FAIL) and it is definitely not a crib sheet for your next short ideas, he wink-winks. But…if it was…some names you should maybe think about shorting the everloving shit out of are:

    / Jul 14, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    Dick Bove Joins The Evil Short Seller Pile-On

    Ladenburg analyst Dick Bove knows who’s to blame for the “pounding” Lehman Brother’s has been taking. Bove told Bloomberg that you needn’t look any further than the wicked short sellers, who are spreading rumors about the bank, in “a concentrated effort to break Lehman,” a campaign he thinks might be successful because “it worked with […]

    / Jul 11, 2008 at 12:51 PM
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    The “Wizards” of Short Selling

    Someone at BusinessWeek recently decided that short sellers are hot, and something should be done to acknowledge that hotness beyond staring into the dreamy eyes of (a picture of) David EinPorn and self-gratifying. But it’s hard to write an article with only one hand so they went with a slideshow instead. It’s called “The Wizards […]

    / Jul 3, 2008 at 11:26 AM

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