Be Careful What You Short

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Rupert Hargreaves
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Shorting on valuation alone is a risky business. Nine times out of ten, the analysis is sound, it’s clear the company in question is overvalued and should be due for a re-rating. However, it’s often difficult to maintain the short position for the required period as there’s no telling how long market exuberance can last. How successful are short selling campaigns? A recent article by Alon Bochman of investment firm, Stepwise Capital provides a real insight into how successful different types of short selling campaigns are. The article looked at the different performance of shorts based on valuation, compared to…


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Sign up now and get our in-depth FREE e-books on famous investors like Klarman, Dalio, Schloss, Munger Rupert is a committed value investor and regularly writes and invests following the principles set out by Benjamin Graham. He is the editor and co-owner of Hidden Value Stocks, a quarterly investment newsletter aimed at institutional investors. Rupert owns shares in Berkshire Hathaway. Rupert holds qualifications from the Chartered Institute For Securities & Investment and the CFA Society of the UK. Rupert covers everything value investing for ValueWalk