Article: Tesla short-sellers take record losses in battle with Elon Musk

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Tesla short-sellers take record losses in battle with Elon Musk

Richard Henderson

Irish Times, 3 February 2020

Investors betting against Tesla suffered record losses of $5.8 billion (€5.2 billion) in January after the stock hit a new high, marking a win for chief executive Elon Musk in a long-running battle with short-sellers.

Mr Musk’s testy sparring online with notable short-sellers, including David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital, has become one of the fiercest rivalries in capital markets.

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