Article: Short seller Andrew Left has his doubts about Canadian pot stocks, says he’s betting against Canopy

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Short seller Andrew Left has his doubts about Canadian pot stocks, says he’s betting against Canopy

Thomas Franck, 14 November 2018

Citron Research’s Andrew left reiterated his bet against the Canadian cannabis industry Wendesday, telling CNBC that he’s short Canopy Growth and Cronos Group in addition to his already disclosed wager against Tilray.

Fielding a question from “Halftime Report” host Scott Wapner, Left said his doubts on the space aren’t confined to just one company. “I’m also short Cronos, I’m short Canopy, I’m short Tilray. So I’m short a basket of the names,” he said. “Once the U.S. licensed producers come on — the faster it becomes legal in the U.S., the quicker the Canada names go lower.”

“They won’t get the exposure in the U.S., they’re not players internationally,” Left added. “I don’t care how many press releases they put out, they’re not going to be shipping cannabis from Canada to Australia. Not happening.”
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Article: This small online retail stock will plunge if Facebook takes its data ‘punch bowl’ away, says short-seller Andrew Left

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This small online retail stock will plunge if Facebook takes its data ‘punch bowl’ away, says short-seller Andrew Left

Thomas Franck, 26 March 2018

Citron Research’s Andrew Left, who’s gained notoriety for successful bets against companies such as Valeant Pharmaceuticals, on Monday posted a new bearish report on Shopify. Shares of Shopify fell more than 3 percent after Left disparaged the relationship between Shopify and Facebook as an “unholy alliance,” based on the exchange of personal information collected by Facebook and sold to Shopify “entrepreneurs.”

Founded in 2004, Shopify’s software helps merchants run their businesses across a variety of platforms, including web, social media storefronts, and brick-and-mortar pop-up shops. It assists merchants in managing products, processing orders and analyzing customer trends.
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