October 20, 2017 12:10 pm

American Companies Have Basically Been Asking For Activist Hedge Funds To Take Their Money

The rise of activist hedge funds in the last few years has American companies looking over their shoulders to see if an investor boogie man is following somewhere close behind. It’s scary, but here’s the thing – American companies brought it on themselves. Looking back, it made sense that companies were afraid to use their […]

Hedge Funds Are Shorting The Market Now More Than They Have All Year

According to reporting by Bloomberg, bearish bets by hedge funds have reached their highest level of the year.  After being squeezed on their shorts over the past four years as equities rallied, a potential crash this time could prove more profitable for hedge funds as “growth prospects are lower and valuations are higher.” The price-earnings ratio for […]

ANALYST: Whoever Sold Bill Ackman Those Herbalife Options Is ‘Very Lucky’ And They’ll Have The ‘Winning Hand’

D.A. Davidson analyst Timothy Ramey, who covers Herbalife’s stock, is out with a note today following Bill Ackman’s repositioning on his $1 billion Herbalife short position in an effort to reduce risk.  According to an investor letter released late last night, Ackman’s Pershing Square swapped more than 40% of its equity short position in Herbalife […]

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