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Tesla

Tesla’s Worst-Ever Year Brings $17 Billion Windfall for Shorts

(Bloomberg) — Investors betting against Tesla Inc. are getting the big bonanza they have been waiting for, with the electric-vehicle maker set to record its worst annual performance on record. Short sellers in the company — or bearish investors who stand to gain when an asset’s price falls — are poised to reap mark-to-market profits […]

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Short Squeeze

Ackman’s Big Hong Kong Short Comes at a Bad Time for Bears

(Bloomberg) — Bill Ackman’s revelation that he’s betting big on a collapse of Hong Kong’s pegged dollar will come across as contrarian to some in the market and mistimed to others. The city’s multiple interventions to prop up its currency since May have made shorting it unprofitable, sending interbank rates higher than their US equivalents, […]

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Crypto
Crypto Crash
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Short Sellers Jump on Crypto Stocks Despite Steep Cost of Wagers

(Bloomberg) — Short sellers have pounced on crypto-focused equities as the digital-assets space crumbles in the wake of FTX’s public implosion. They’re paying a steep price to place those wagers. Crypto stocks are nearly three times more shorted than the average share, even as short sellers are paying almost eleven times as much in financing […]

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Short Sellers Pounded Anew in Latest Trial for Market Timers

(Bloomberg) — One by one, short sellers are being forced to capitulate as market expectations grow for a slower pace of central bank tightening. Whether in stocks or bonds, bearish bets are being dealt a blow as US data begin to reflect the fallout from the Federal Reserve’s aggressive rate hikes. A dovish pivot by […]

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Elon Musk
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Tesla

Tesla Short Scott Burg Makes Multibillion-Dollar Bet Against Elon Musk's Firm

(Bloomberg) — While Elon Musk has plenty of Wall Street detractors, Scott Burg may be the first distressed-bond manager to make a multibillion-dollar options bet that Musk’s Tesla Inc. will be “squashed like a bug.” Burg, the chief investment officer of Deer Park Road Management Co. who made the prediction in a 2020 tweet, acquired […]

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Bear Market
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‘The Mother of All Shorts’ Is Also an Extremely Risky Trade

(Bloomberg) — By any conventional measure, AMTD Digital Inc. is one of the world’s most overvalued stocks. The barely profitable Hong Kong financial services firm trades at more than 400 times its latest fiscal-year earnings, compared with about 6 times for Goldman Sachs Group Inc., according to Bloomberg-compiled data. Even after tumbling more than 90% […]

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Stock Market Crash

Carvana’s Relentless Rout Leaves Analysts Struggling to Catch Up

(Bloomberg) — Online used-car dealer Carvana Co. is trading as if the pandemic that spurred an almost 1,200% surge in its stock price never happened. Wall Street, however, has yet to fully adjust to the company’s new reality. Analysts’ average target on the stock has tumbled 68% this year, but at $117 is still more […]

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Russia
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Short Selling

Short Sellers Who Foresaw Russia Slump Find Cashing Out Is the Hard Part

(Bloomberg) — Short sellers were right when they bet against Russia. Whether they’ll collect their winnings of more than $723 million is another matter. That’s how much the shorts stand to make on a basket of Russian stocks listed in the U.S., U.K. and Europe that have plunged since the start of this year, according […]

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Short Squeeze

Short Sellers Are Targeting Beyond Meat

(Bloomberg) — Short sellers are piling into Beyond Meat Inc., making it the most shorted company in the Russell 1000 Index, as the shares struggle to gain momentum amid growing competition for plant-based meat. Short interest stands at 37% of the company’s freely traded shares, the highest among stocks in the Russell 1000 Index, according […]

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