Friday, May 15, 2015

Short Selling & the Squeeze

In the aftermath of the 2-minute Swiss franc movement earlier this year -- and with so much attention surrounding the Herbalife short-squeeze (on Bill Ackman's Pershing Square) -- we have put together a short & sweet presentation describing the concept of the short squeeze. 

We have included some examples towards the end, like Sears stock in November 2014 and that "exciting" day when Volkswagen suddenly became the world's most valuable company: thanks to its stock jumping over 300% in a day. 

Welcome to the world of short squeezes. May you never be on the wrong side!


A brief thank you goes out to our outgoing intern Mr. Ferreira for his helpful work preparing this set of slides.

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