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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Short-seller calls Manitoba-based company ‘ticking time bomb’
Kristin Annable, Katie Nicholson, Vera-Lynn Kubinec, 20 July 2017
A Manitoba-based company targeted by a U.S short-seller put on a brave face for investors Thursday, presenting a second-quarter report it says shows it’s on the path to a record-breaking year Exchange Income Corp.’s quarterly results were released under a cloud, announced ahead of schedule after Marc Cohodes revealed he was betting against EIC’s stock earlier this month.
“The reason to report earlier was driven by the uncertainty in the marketplace, and we felt the best way to relieve this uncertainty was with facts,” CEO Michael Pyle said Thursday in a teleconference with investors. The uncertainty was driven by Cohodes’s aggressive short campaign, dubbed Mayday EIF Dividend (the company’s name on the stock market), which carries a host of allegations against the company.
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