Hertz shares have fallen a staggering 87% in three years. Even before Hertz Global Holdings Inc. reported terrible first-quarter results, investors had it in for U.S. car-rental companies. Check out these numbers for shares sold short in …
At Michael’s, a cheery, art-filled eatery in Midtown Manhattan where media, finance, and entertainment celebrities go to be seen, James Chanos somehow achieves invisibility. Chanos, whose $3 billion Kynikos Associates hedge fund firm is …
While brokers are able to handle most short selling requests, shorting a stock is more complicated than going long or buying options. In fact, there are some major issues involved with short selling that you must understand before you …
We recently had a market roll over which can provide many great shorting opportunities. A lot of people assume they can only go long. But when this type of dump happens, you can have bigger gains because the range expands. Remember, …
Recently, "The Big Short" won an Oscar for its adaptation of the best-selling book chronicling how a handful of Wall Streeters made millions betting against the housing market before the financial crisis. "Movies like that show the …
Many investors only focus on buying stocks, or taking long positions, while overlooking the huge profit potential of the top stocks to short. Shorting is a great option if you believe a stock will go down. By shorting stocks, you're betting …
David Kestenbaum of NPR's Planet Money tells the story of the first stock ever shorted. It's a tale of intrigue, lies, sabotage and a life of exile. ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Our Planet Money team is exploring the world of short selling. Shorting
The stock market is a great place to make a lot of money on the money you already have. By making an investment and allowing it to grow you can get much more than what you had to begin with. That being said, most people think of the …
A hedge-fund manager named Mohnish Pabrai once told me that he doesn’t short stock for a variety of reasons. As he put it in a Barrons.com interview in 2005, corporate managers have both the incentive and the means -- through share …
The results, however, still fell short of Wall Street expectations ... Shares of Irving …