The historic short squeeze, engineered by a bunch of deeply cynical small traders, exposed just how rigged the market has been…
Ben Lovejoy, 21 August 2020
Cramer said that the S&P has grown more than 50% since its coronavirus low in March, but this is mostly due to the performance of tech giants, with Apple and Tesla particularly influential …
Zero Hedge, 8 May 2020
Musk’s comments, along with the rest of his underwhelming podcast with Joe Rogan, can be seen here:
Comment: Todays story is Warren Buffett the hero of the people The HERO of the people NO All this old Prick had to do was say HEY SEC settle the trades stop the Fraud But instead he said nothing.
Business Insider, 30 April 2020
David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital has again taken to Twitter to call out Tesla’s accounting practices in a message directed at CEO Elon Musk.
“Dear Elon, I guess the offer of a factory tour was never serious,” Einhorn, a long-time Tesla bear and short-seller, tweeted Thursday. “I remain curious about your accounts receivable.”
Shares of Tesla pared gains from earlier in the day and traded down as much as 3% following Einhorn’s comments.
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.
Alicia McElhaney, 07 January 2020
In 2019, short-seller Andrew Left’s Citron Capital returned a searing 43.3 percent, net of fees. But instead of wallowing in glory, Left plans to make some changes to his investment style in 2020. Foremost, Left intends to zero in on small-cap stocks rather than betting on (or against) major names like Shopify and Tesla, he told Institutional Investor Tuesday.
“My job is not to be right; my job is to generate returns,” Left said. “I’m not doing that by shorting high-concept big stocks.” Left shared the firm’s 2019 performance in an investor letter Monday, where he also reflected on recent big bets and what’s ahead. He learned two major lessons in 2019, according to the letter. The first: “Always go back to Citron’s proficiency – exposing fraud.”
Continue reading “Article: Who Needs New Year’s Resolutions After 43% Returns? Andrew Left Does.”
Reuters, 3 December 2019
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world’s largest pension fund, has suspended stock lending for short selling, calling the practice inconsistent with its responsibilities as a long-term investor.
DailyMail, 9 November 2019
Elon Musk has offered to send a pair of ‘short shorts’ to his biggest critic and Tesla short seller David Einhorn, after the hedgefund boss was forced to admit to his shareholders that he’s lost money betting against the automaker.
Musk’s jibe came after Einhorn took a swipe at the Tesla owner in a letter to his shareholders last week, in which he claimed that the ‘accepted reality (at Tesla) appears to be that Elon Musk is above the law.’
Tesla’s Musk, Greenlight’s Einhorn taunt each other on Twitter
Reuters, 8 November 2019
Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk and noted short-seller David Einhorn mocked each other in open letters published on Twitter on Friday, trading barbs clothed in polite language.
Einhorn on Oct. 30 had told his investors at Greenlight Capital that his fund had lost money on Tesla. Greenlight bet against the electric carmaker, and shares rose in the second quarter.
New York Post, 24 October 2019
Tesla shares are surging — and short sellers are hurting.
Wall Street investors betting against Tesla’s stock got clobbered to the tune of nearly $1.5 billion on Thursday after Elon Musk’s electric-car maker reported a surprise profit, giving the company’s shares their biggest boost in six years.
Dealbreaker, 14 January 2019
Like many in his peer group, things have been pretty rough lately for good old David Einhorn. What with losing all that client money, getting shut down on his big GM play and the Mets being sellers at the deadline, Big Dave just needs a win.
But he seems to be barking up the wrong tree with his strange Tesla obsession. See, David Einhorn is a systematic value investor who likes to look at things through a logical prism. He’s a master poker player with a long-term view of the world. He’s a billionaire who drives a Honda Odyssey.
Of course David Einhorn doesn’t understand Tesla.
Jennifer Ablam, Jonathan Stempel
Reuters, 5 October 2018
Hedge fund manager David Einhorn lambasted Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and its “despondent” Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday, comparing the electric car company to Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, where he had flagged accounting problems several months before its 2008 collapse.
Michelle Celarier, 17 September 2018
It’s a sweltering, 95-degree August day in Manhattan, but Jim Chanos — fresh off a two-week holiday, rocking a sharkskin suit — is pumped: Elon Musk had once again called a hero of the Thai cave rescue a pedophile. It’s 1:30 in the afternoon. Chanos bolts through the door to his office building on West 55th Street, grabs the journalist waiting for him, and, on the elevator ride to his eighth-floor office, fills her in on the latest news. Continue reading “Article: How Jim Chanos Uses Cynicism, Chutzpah — and a Secret Twitter Account — to Take on Markets (and Elon Musk)”