World of Short Selling
Episode #14 - Week 31.01

Episode #14 - Week 31.01

February 2, 2020

This week I am going to look at three Chinese companies.

I will start with a summary of a lesser-known campaign on Vitasoy which was targeted by Valiant Varriors. Vitasoy is allegedly a classic Chinese fraud exposed by looking at the subsidiary-level financials.

I will follow-up on QTT, the short of Wolfpack which features similar allegations to Vitasoy. Except QTT is up 44% since the call.

Finally, I will quickly talk about NIO, the Tesla clone burning insane amounts of cash which seems to be currently in a now or never position.

I would also like to thank Breakout Point for data that I used in preparation for the podcast. Breakout Point is a great platform for those interested in tracking ongoing short campaigns.

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Tickers & Reports

Episode #10 - Week 13.12

Episode #10 - Week 13.12

December 15, 2019

This week I am going to look at two new campaigns.

One will be from Citron about the infamous bike company Peleton, subscribers of which are now valued by the market with a price of one bike and 28 years of their subscription plans. Citron believes that this makes the company extremely overvalued.

The other will be from Aurlies Value which targeted NBIX a pharma company that employed at least 64 employees from Avanir which had to pay a large fine for allegations of fraud and kickbacks. Chief Commercial Officer of NBIX is supposedly the same person as the one who was heavily involved with an alleged kickback scheme in Avanir.

I will also provide an update regarding ATNX which is short of Viceroy and talk about a relatively new short-selling website called Utopia Capital and their focus on small-caps which showcase supposedly dubious share price action. 

Before we start, I would just like to remind you that all you hear on the podcast are opinions. I am not a registered investment advisor, please do your own due diligence. Short selling can hold risks that are different from going long.

I would also like to thank Breakout Point for data that I used in preparation for the podcast. Breakout Point is a great software tool for investors interested in tracking ongoing short campaigns.

Tickers & Reports

Citron on Peleton (PTON)

Aurelius Value on Neurocrine Biosciences (NBIX)

Utopia Capital on GRN Holding Corp. (GRNF)

Episode #4 - Week 08.11

Episode #4 - Week 08.11

November 8, 2019

This episode contains the following;

A look back at Japanese biotech that has not been able to push a single drug to phase 2 in 13 years, and an oil & gas company which pays their investor relations director over 700,000 $ or six times the average.

Tickers & Reports

Muddy Waters on Peptidream (4587.JP)

Culper Research on ProPetro (PUMP)

Note: The IR salary of Sam Sledge is more like 6x than 7x just to be precise. 

 

Episode #1 - Week 25.10

Episode #1 - Week 25.10

October 25, 2019

This episode contains the following;

A look back at a medical device company that is allegedly overcharging insurers, a biotech that looks like a classic US-listed Chinese stock and a pair of solar companies with dubious business models. 

Tickers & Reports

Please note that in the case of VSLR the provision is actually $6.9 million instead of $6.1 million as mentioned in the podcast.

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