PURE MARKET MANIPULATION CLAIMS REMAIN OUT OF REACH FOR SOME SHAREHOLDERS VICTIMIZED BY MYSTERIOUS STOCK PRICE REVERSALS
Emergent Law, 31 October 2017
Wins Finance Holdings Inc. (“Wins”), a company that guarantees loans and leases equipment for small businesses in China, has been the target of multiple securities class action lawsuits ever since the news broke in March of this year that it was under investigation by the SEC for market manipulation of its stock. Incredibly, the stock price of Wins soared over 4,000% since the inception of trading near the end of 2015, with no company news headlines to explain this market bubble. On March 30, 2017, the investment analytics site Seeking Alpha reported the SEC investigation and the fact that Wins had mislead the Russell Index into including the company based upon a false report of the location of its headquarters.
On this news, the stock price plunged back to levels below $50 per share, only to be followed by another mysterious spike up to the $200 level in the early summer of this year. On June 7, 2017, NASDAQ announced that it was halting trade in Wins stock pending the receipt of further information from the company. On August 4, 2017, NASDAQ sent Wins a delisting determination letter, but withdrew this letter on October 19, 2017. The stock remains halted while NASDAQ awaits further information from Wins. Continue reading “Article: PURE MARKET MANIPULATION CLAIMS REMAIN OUT OF REACH FOR SOME SHAREHOLDERS VICTIMIZED BY MYSTERIOUS STOCK PRICE REVERSALS”
Millennium Settles Charges of Illegal Short Selling in Advance of Stock Offerings
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2017-203
Washington D.C., Oct. 31, 2017 —
Investment advisory firm Millennium Management LLC has agreed to pay more than $630,000 to settle charges that it shorted U.S. stocks in companies planning follow-on offerings and then illegally bought shares in the follow-on offerings.
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The Story of Steve Cohen and SAC Capital
RICHMAN CENTER NEWS, 30 October 2017
On October 30, 2017, the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy held a fireside chat with Sheelah Kolhatkar, author of Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street. In her book, Kolhatkar relives the challenges faced by federal prosecutors while investigating insider trading by SAC Capital, a hedge fund headed by Steve Cohen—a secretive, intense, and highly successful trader who made billions from short term investments and trading. Continue reading “Article: The Story of Steve Cohen and SAC Capital”
WSJ editorial board calls for Mueller’s resignation and accuses Clinton campaign and DNC of collusion
Sonam Sheth , 29 October 2017
The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board called this week for a full Russia investigation — not into President Donald Trump’s campaign, but into the Democratic Party, the FBI, and the special counsel Robert Mueller. Continue reading “Article: WSJ editorial board calls for Mueller’s resignation and accuses Clinton campaign and DNC of collusion”
Marc Cohodes On The EIC Ponzi Scheme
ValueWalk, 15 October 2017
Farmer Marc Cohodes is one of the world’s most feared short sellers. Former General Partner of Rocker Partners/ Copper River from 1985 to 2009, Cohodes has made a name for himself by focusing on the details. He calls out companies where the numbers don’t add up, and he’s usually right. In the financial crisis, he hit the jackpot when he correctly called the demise of Lehman Brothers. After retiring in 2009, Cohodes has since returned to the markets, betting against Canadian mortgage lender Home Capital and Valeant Pharmaceuticals among others.
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BlackRock CEO: Bitcoin is an index of money laundering
ALI BRELAND, 13 October 2017
Larry Fink, CEO of the investment management company BlackRock, hammered bitcoin on Friday. “Bitcoin just shows you how much demand for money laundering there is in the world,” Fink said at the Institute of International Finance on Friday. “It’s an index of money laundering. That’s all it is.” Continue reading “Article: BlackRock CEO: Bitcoin is an index of money laundering”
The Creation of Counterfeit Shares — There are a variety of names that the securities industry has dreamed up that are euphemisms for counterfeit shares. Don’t be fooled : Unless the short seller has actually borrowed a real share from the account of a long investor, the short sale is counterfeit. It doesn’t matter what you call it and it may become non–counterfeit if a share is later borrowed, but until then, there are more shares in the system than the company has sold.
The magnitude of the counterfeiting is hundreds of millions of shares every day, and it may be in the billions. The real answer is locked within the prime brokers and the DTC. Incidentally, counterfeiting of securities is as
It is estimated that 1000 small companies have been put out of business by the shorts.
PDF (12 Pages): Paper Counterfeiting Stock
Shopify stock drops $1.5B thanks to a lone blogger
Zachary Crockett, 06 October 2017
On Wednesday, investment site Citron Research published a scathing accusation that ecommerce platform Shopify — one of 2017’s best-performing tech stocks — is actually a “completely illegal get-rich-quick scheme.” According to Citron, Shopify’s method of recruiting (which involves marketing their service as a way for “partners” to easily make millions) flagrantly violates FTC rules. Shortly after the post and video were published, Shopify’s stock plummeted as much as 11.6%, chopping about $1.5B off the company’s market value.
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Activist short-sellers are increasingly targeting Canadian companies — is Canada ready?
Barbara Shecter, 06 OCtober 2017
Early on the morning of May 31, San Francisco-based short-selling firm Muddy Waters LLC, best known in this country for the short report that toppled stock market darling Sino-Forest Corp. in 2011, posted a tantalizing message on the firm’s Twitter account.
“Good morning, Canada! MW is about to release a new short that we think is on its way to Zero,” the tweet read. Continue reading “Article: Activist short-sellers are increasingly targeting Canadian companies — is Canada ready?”
Short seller Andrew Left says he’s found a ‘business dirtier than Herbalife’
Joe Ciolli, 04 October 2017
Andrew Left is back at it again. The Citron Research founder tweeted on Wednesday that the Canadian e-commerce company Shopify was a “business dirtier than Herbalife.” He also posted a seven-minute YouTube video outlining his bear case, titled “Citron Exposes the Dark Side of Shopify — The FTC Will Take Notice,” and posted a report to his firm’s website.
In the video, Left lays out the big question he has around the company: Outside the roughly 50,000 verifiable merchants working with Shopify, who are the other 450,000 the company says it has? According to Left, many of them are, among other things, influencers paid to promote the company.
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