Subject: Ihor Dusaniwsky

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Ihor Dusaniwsky  Managing Director of S3 Partners from Sep 2003 -to Present in Greater New York City Area. He was a former Vice President of Commerzbank AG from 1999 to 2003. He was also the former Head of Agency Lending Des in Morgan Stanley from 1985 to 1999 in Greater New York City Area with a background in Equity Controller – NY and Tokyo, FX Controller – NY and Tokyo, Equity Special Projects – Hong Kong, World Wide Head FX Controller – NYSecurities Finance WW Collateral Manager – London International Securities Finance Trader – NY and London Domestic Securities Finance Trader – NY, ETF Securities, Finance Trader – NY, ADR Securities finance Trader – NY Head of Agency Lending – NY. Continue reading “Subject: Ihor Dusaniwsky”

Article: GameStop Short Selling Reduces By Over Half: Report

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GameStop Short Selling Reduces By Over Half: Report

Shivdeep Dhaliwal, 02 February 2021

Short selling activity in the shares of GameStop Corp (NYSE: GME) is slowing down as traders move to cover their bets, according to analytics company S3 Partners, Reuters reported Monday.

What Happened: The video game retailer’s 27.13 million shares were shorted in the week, which is 35 million lower than the number of shares shorted in the preceding week, as per Ihor Dusaniwsky, managing director of predictive analytics at S3 Partners. Continue reading “Article: GameStop Short Selling Reduces By Over Half: Report”

Article: Short Squeeze Costs Tesla Shorts $40 Billion in 2020

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Short Squeeze Costs Tesla Shorts $40 Billion in 2020

Danny Vena, 21 January 2021

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) was one of the undisputed winners of 2020, with the stock gaining 743% over the course of the year. There were a number of factors that contributed to the electric car maker’s surging stock price, including five successive quarters of profits, induction into the S&P 500 Index, and a well-received stock split.

However, short sellers that bet against the stock lost a massive $40 billion in 2020, making it the single most unprofitable short of the year. Short sellers lost a combined $245 billion last year, with Tesla costing shorts more than the next nine stocks combined. Continue reading “Article: Short Squeeze Costs Tesla Shorts $40 Billion in 2020”

Article: ‘Big Short’ investor says his big Tesla short is getting ‘bigger and bigger’

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‘Big Short’ investor says his big Tesla short is getting ‘bigger and bigger’

Pressboltnews, 11 January 2021

Short sellers, caught on the wrong end of a $38 billion hit in 2020, suffered “the largest yearly mark-to-market loss” Ihor Dusaniwsky of S3 Partners has ever seen. One of those under water on that trade: Michael Burry.

The investor, made famous in the book and film, “The Big Short,” for his prescient bet against the U.S. housing market, announced in early December that he was shorting Tesla at “ridiculous” levels. It’s been ugly for Burry and the rest of the shorts since then, with the Tesla shares up more than 44% in the past month. Over the past year, the stock has exploded for a gain of 820%, making CEO Elon Musk the richest man in the world. On Friday, Tesla stretched its record winning streak to 11 sessions in a row, closing at another record. Continue reading “Article: ‘Big Short’ investor says his big Tesla short is getting ‘bigger and bigger’”

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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Article: Berkshire Hathaway Bet Big on Dialysis Giant DaVita. Jim Chanos Thinks It’s a Scam

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Berkshire Hathaway Bet Big on Dialysis Giant DaVita. Jim Chanos Thinks It’s a  Scam.

Christine Idzelis, Institutional Investor, 4 December 2019

DaVita provides life-extending dialysis treatment to more than 200,000 patients. But is it gaming the system through questionable donations to the American Kidney Fund?

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Comment: Chanos is calling DVA a fraud. Stock was $59 it fell to $53.   Then it went to $115.    NICE WORK.  Buffet too big to cheat?

Article: Traders betting against FAANG stocks have made $5.5 billion during the brutal October sell-off (FB, AMZN, AAPL, NFLX, GOOG)

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Traders betting against FAANG stocks have made $5.5 billion during the brutal October sell-off (FB, AMZN, AAPL, NFLX, GOOG)

Ethel Jiang, 30 October 2018

Betting against some of this year’s best-performing tech stocks — the FAANG basket — has been a money-making machine during the brutal tech sell-off in October. Short sellers of FAANG stocks, or those investors betting against these shares, have seen $5.52 billion in mark-to-market profits since the beginning of the month, a return of 17.14% on an average short position of $32.2 billion, according to data from S3 Partners, a financial-analytics firm.

Since that time, the tech-heavy Nasdaq index has plunged 12%, in large part because of the FAANG stocks — Facebook (-13%), Apple (-6%), Amazon (-24%), Netflix (-26%), and Google (-15%). Continue reading “Article: Traders betting against FAANG stocks have made $5.5 billion during the brutal October sell-off (FB, AMZN, AAPL, NFLX, GOOG)”