Thursday, July 9, 2015

Bill Ackman rethinks making another big short bet

Billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who two years ago made a $1 billion bet against the weight-loss and nutritional-supplement marketer Herbalife, recently said he would "have to think very, very hard before another public short," adding, "it's not worth the brain damage."

In an interview with The Times, Ackman said short selling was "an incredibly lonely proposition."

Monday, July 6, 2015

Activist investors will continue to be in demand

Where are a lot of situations where the stocks are not cheap enough, as is—you have to buy them with the hope that change can take place. So it is somewhat of an indicator that to make real profits, you need activists.