Category Archives: Short Selling

Yale Alumni Magazine | Articles

Yale Alumni Magazine | Articles.  Jim Chanos On a muggy Thursday in the dog days of August 2011, the news broke that the American technology giant Hewlett-Packard was about to acquire British software maker Autonomy Corp. The offer price represented … Continue reading

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Cash-Poor Companies Feed Hunger for Happy Meal Bonds – WSJ.com

Cash-Poor Companies Feed Hunger for Happy Meal Bonds – WSJ.com.

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U.S. Funds Score Big by Betting Against Yen – WSJ.com

U.S. Funds Score Big by Betting Against Yen – WSJ.com.

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House Advantage – Banks Shared in Profits on Securities Lending, but Not Losses – NYTimes.com

Here is the deal: Funds lend some of their stocks and bonds to Wall Street, in return for cash that banks like JPMorgan then invest. If the trades do well, the bank takes a cut of the profits. If the … Continue reading

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Wanna Bet on Your GPA? Long or Short?

WSJ 8/19: Wager 101: Students Bet on Their Grades Two New York entrepreneurs are offering college students the chance to put their money where their grades are. Their website lets college students place wagers on their own academic performance, betting … Continue reading

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Michael Lewis Writes About the Big Short (housing)

Michael Lewis is a great author:  Moneyball, Liar's Poker http://www.vanityfair.com/business/features/2010/04/wall-street-excerpt-201004?printable=true

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SEC Votes to Limit Short Sales

Download 2010-2-25 SEC Votes for Short-Sale Rule – WSJ.com The rule "is not going to mean much to most of the people who are shorting stocks for fundamental reasons," which defines most hedge funds and mainstream short sellers, said Mike … Continue reading

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Contrarian Investor Predicts Economic Crash in China

NYT: Shorting China As most of the world bets on China to help lift the global economy out ofrecession, Mr. Chanos is warning that China’s hyperstimulated economy is headed for a crash, rather than the sustained boom that most economists … Continue reading

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Trading Fun – An Inside Look at Strategies for AIG Stock and Options

WSJ: Traders Seek Fortune in AIG, a Stock Once Left for Dead

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Lehman and Shorting

WSJ: Lehman Legacy Alters Global Markets The legacy of the crisis may turn out to be rules that address longstanding controversies with short selling and attempt to prevent selling frenzies like those that occurred last fall. Still, critics of short … Continue reading

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