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Dheeraj Grover
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Doug Kass: Short-Sellers Are More Rigrous Analytically

January 29, 2013 | About:

The financial world was shocked with such public bickering between hedge fund titans Bill Ackman and Carl Icahn. That surely raises the question: Should short-sellers publicly reveal their short positions, or is this market manipulation?

Here is well-known investor and hedge fund manager Doug Kass on CNBC sharing his views on short-selling and why he is fine with short-sellers publicly disclosing their short positions.

-- He does not see any difference between disclosing short positions and long positions.

-- Thinks short-sellers are more rigorous analytically than long buyers.

-- Short-selling provides profits in any kind of market.

-- Good hedge against all the positive research doled by Wall Street analysts.

-- His basic tenets on short-selling: When short as percentage of shares is more than 6%, or when short interest ratio says that it will take more then five days to cover your shorts, that is a non-starter.

Credit and source: CNBC, www.cnbc.com

About the author:

Dheeraj Grover
I am an individual investor with deep interest in the field of value investing. My ideas and thinking is inspired by highly respected value investors like Ben Graham, Warren Buffett, Walter Schloss, Bill Ruane and Tweedy Browne

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