Lessons I Learned from Scott Fearon’s Dead Companies Walking

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Scott Fearon is the founder of hedge fund Crown Capital Management, which he opened in 1991. Since then, he has shorted over two-hundred companies that eventually went bankrupt. Over his many short selling successes, suffice to say that Scott’s learned a thing or two. In his book, of which 100% of the proceeds are donated … Read more

3 Activist Short Sellers to Watch

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Activist short sellers are heavily criticized by the media and the corporate world, often accused of market manipulation and anti-American sentiment. In some examples, this is quite true, however, there is an argument to made that short sellers are the watchdogs of financial markets. Activist short seller Jim Chanos often says that short sellers are … Read more

What Jim Chanos Looks for in Shorts

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After the bankruptcy of energy merchant bank Enron and subsequent criminal trials of the company’s executives, everyone on Wall Street knew Jim Chanos’ name, as he was short the stock before the Street began to suspect anything. Since then, he has continued to impress with bearish calls on Boston Chicken, Sunbeam, Tyco International, and countless … Read more

Short Selling Activist Spotlight: Andrew Left

Andrew Left is a famed short seller, who publishes his short ideas through his website CitronResearch.com, formerly known as StockLemon.com. Citron’s main goal, according to their website, is “identifying fraud and terminal business models.” Who is Andrew Left? “Citron’s reports are a lot more fun to read than just about anything published by a mainstream Wall … Read more

Trading Momentum Stocks With Relative Strength

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What is relative strength? Relative strength is a momentum style trading strategy that involves making trading decisions based on the relative strength of one security compared to another. An example of a relative strength strategy would be going long tech stocks when they begin to outperform the S&P 500 after a period of underperformance. Another … Read more

4 Trading Subreddits Worth Reading

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Reddit can be hit or miss. Because of the anonymous nature of the site, you have a lot of amateurs posing as experts, as well as a heavy tendency towards herd mentality. One also has to consider the fact that in niches like trading/investing, a much higher percentage of the broke amateurs are spending their … Read more