David Einhorn calls out Elon Musk and Chamath Palihapitiya, defends GameStop champion Roaring Kitty, and blasts market regulators in a new letter. Here are the 11 best quotes.
Theron Mohamed, 16 April 2021
The elite investor David Einhorn blasted market regulators, accused Elon Musk and Chamath Palihapitiya of juicing assets, and praised the GameStop champion Keith Gill in a letter to Greenlight Capital investors this week.
The Greenlight president also highlighted the “Big Short” investor Michael Burry’s exit from Twitter and pushed for greater scrutiny of Archegos Capital, the family office that blew up in March. Einhorn’s latest letter was obtained by ValueWalk. Continue reading “Article: David Einhorn calls out Elon Musk and Chamath Palihapitiya, defends GameStop champion Roaring Kitty, and blasts market regulators in a new letter. Here are the 11 best quotes.”
LAKEWOOD: SHORT CELLTRION AND SNOOP-DOGG BACKED WEED FIRM
ValueWalk, 29 January 2018
Lakewood Capital Management, the mutl billion dollar hedge fund led by Anthony Bozza, is calling the top of the marijuana stock boom. The firm revealed short positions in two major cannabis companies in its full-year and fourth quarter letter to investors, a copy of which has been reviewed by ValueWalk. The Lakewood hedge fund is short Canopy Growth, and Aurora Cannabis as Bozza and team believe that these pot stocks are highly overvalued and trade no nothing more than hot air.
One Of The Last Remaining Short Only Hedge Funds Warns Of Risk Parity “Liquidity Crash”. “Heading into the final months of 2017, each of these public companies sported market capitalizations that were nearly impossible to rationalize” the letter notes, “but nonetheless, the stocks saw their values more than triple in just a few short weeks around year-end as focus turned to the legalization of recreational marijuana in California on January 1, 2018” it continues.
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LAKEWOOD CAPITAL 1Q16 LETTER TO PARTNERS: FOUR SHORT IDEAS
ValueWalk, 10 May 2016
In the quarter ended March 31, 2016, the Lakewood Capital fund recorded a net loss of 0.9%. At quarter end, the fund’s equity exposure was 77.0% long and 44.0% short for a net equity exposure of 33.0%. In addition, the fund was 4.0% long and 0.2% short fixed income securities for a net fixed income exposure of 3.8%.1 The top five positions constituted 23.4% of equity capital and the top ten positions constituted 41.0% of equity capital.
The Lakewood Capital fund generated a net loss of 0.9% in the quarter. Although the fund’s long and short positions on average ended the quarter in roughly the same place they began, the start of 2016 was one of the most volatile and tricky periods we have seen in years as underscored by a 16% mid-quarter decline in the Russell 2000 Index. Defensive sectors like consumer staples, telecommunications and utilities performed very well in the quarter as record low interest rates pushed investors to bid up shares in companies they perceive generate stable cash flows while most other sectors languished. Long equity positions generated a -1% return on capital, hedged long equity positions generated a -5% return on capital, short equity positions generated a +1% return on capital and fixed income positions generated a +2% return on capital.
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