Activist Short Selling in W32

Activist Short Selling in W32
  • This week we have registered four new major activist shorts campaigns. 
  • Grizzly came out with another Chinese target, White Diamond wrote about an apparently unsuccessful tech company that is already down 25% since the report, and Boatman highlighted allegedly dubious land transactions by a crypto-related company. 
  • Also, the ultimate superstonk, AMC got in a focus of a longer write-up.
  • Lastly, we are tracking the most recent stock price gyrations at several previous targets, a questionable crypto play that continues to race higher, an allegedly fraudulent live-streaming business and a dubious holding company. 

Bits and Pieces

  • A look at retail traders and options trading:

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  • As the SPAC king goes, so go SPACs? Searches in 'SPAC' declined following a spike in searches for 'chamath'.

  • Arrowstreet Capital is the only money manager (MM) among the most active MMs on the European short-selling side, with more big shorts (shorts >0.5%) than 1 year ago:

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Big Movers

This week’s we saw several stocks that moved in the right direction for the short-sellers. One of the biggest movers was Aterian (ATER) which is down over 40% this week. ATER is a short of Culper Research who targeted the holding company due to allegations of dubious business model and serious red flags connected to insiders.

Most importantly, the report believed the company is run by...  

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