- This week we have registered eight new major short research reports and flags, with targeted shares trading 17% lower on average.
- The most influential was short of J Capital Research. The short-seller targeted yet another Chinese-based company which is allegedly faking its bitcoin business.
- We also highlight campaigns that have targeted stocks that recently featured a heavy run-up despite many red flags.
- Lastly, we talk about what ShadowFall is still short and what campaigns have had a tough week as the stock continued to go up.
Bits and Pieces
On 'negative analysis': Co-founder of Lemonade had this to say on short research:
Yes, you're right. But from my experience, most of the BS is coming from negative analysis, not positive one. It's just my observation, and I might be biased— Shai Wininger (@shai_wininger) January 11, 2021
However, after some time and after a discussion with Fintwit, we have seen an error admission.
I’m removing my rant about negative posts. You were right, I was wrong! ... must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed. Thanks for calling me on my shit— Shai Wininger (@shai_wininger) January 12, 2021
Stating the expected: We have seen a record lasting short selling ban in South Korea. Thus, this article in Bloomberg does not come as a surprise:
Another war story: Nate Anderson of Hindenburg Research recently shared a peculiar detail about due diligence they once did with Gabriel Grego of QCM. It involves an exotic dancer, flowers and a hunt for a signature:
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One of this week’s biggest mover on the right side for the shorts was the new campaign of J Capital Research (JCap) who targeted Bit Digital Inc. (BTBT) an $896m bitcoin mining company. They mainly focused on the business due to allegations of ...
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