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Jim Cramer Explains How Short Sellers Manipulate Stocks — Like Tesla (TSLA)

March 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Having a sociology background, I have to say that the whole Tesla short seller drama is fascinating. In the year 2019, that includes flamewars on social media, paid trolls & misleading message makers, ties to mainstream media, fanboys & fangirls fighting back, and even a legal battle between the SEC and Twitter-loving CEO Elon Musk. Oh yeah, and billions of dollars on the line


What Are Tesla’s Short Sellers Thinking Now?

December 31st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you have to give the short sellers credit for their dedication. Hedge fund manager Mark Spiegel even follows the market while taking a bath — two computer screens perched near the tub keep him apprised of the latest ill winds. Much of his time is spent sitting at his dining room table, sending a steady stream of tweets explaining why Tesla will eventually crash and burn, making Spiegel an even wealthier man


Tesla’s Cash Story In 1 Chart — & How Narrow-Minded TSLA Media Coverage Scared You

November 25th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

You may remember months earlier this year when the financial press and certain analysts obsessed over Tesla's declining cash balance. Perhaps it was genuine, but my impression is it was "concern trolling," faux hysteria, and even an attempt to confuse and manipulate the public in the worst cases. This struck me yet again while looking at a chart that a CleanTechnica reader created and shared


5 Points & 4 Charts To Check Andrew Left’s U-Turn From Tesla Bear To Tesla Bull

October 26th, 2018 | by Matt Pressman

One of Wall Street's most famous short sellers, Andrew Left of Citron Research, has been trying to make a mockery of Tesla for years. Five years ago Left crowed, "By the time this [Model 3] product is even approaching market, there will be multiple other 200-mile range plug-ins that have been out for years." In turn, Left bet heavily against Tesla — sure that the electric automaker was doomed. Then, it all changed


A Field Guide To Potential Securities Violations By Tesla’s Foes — In Depth

October 10th, 2018 | by Peter Forman (aka Papafox)

A great deal of attention has been recently placed on the conflict between Elon Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding certain tweets by the CEO of Tesla. What is not clear to many, however, is the extraordinary number of potential securities violations that are happening regularly with regards to Tesla’s stock (NASDAQ: TSLA) that are the work of individuals opposing Tesla’s success. It’s fair to say that a war is presently underway between Tesla and its enemies


The Big Short Burn … Er, Explosion

August 10th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

You don't get much props for predicting something after it happened. This is sort of lame: "I knew that would happen. I didn't say it, but I knew it." So, I'm going out on a short limb and am making a prediction here in the open while the market remains irrational


Tesla Short Sellers Lost Nearly $2 Billion In A Few Days

August 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Tesla short sellers reportedly lost nearly $2 billion at the end of last week. Yes, two billion. If you thought all of the anti-Tesla FUD and media hype was coming from the most honest of places, think again. People don't like to lose money. They normally like to make money


Is The Possibility Of Perception Perversion The Real Reason Jim Chanos Is Short Tesla?

July 21st, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla has reached its artificial milestone of producing 5,000 Model 3s per week, and media outlets (and buyers) continue to post rave reviews. The company’s three vehicles are the three top-selling EVs in the US market. Model S has been consistently outselling every competing large luxury sedan for a couple of years, and it appears as if Model 3 will similarly dominate the small sedan segment. At least two sets of auto industry experts (Munro & Associates and a group commissioned by German automakers) have performed teardowns of Model 3, and concluded that the new EV should be earning a healthy profit margin. Does this really sound like a company in trouble


Tesla [TSLA] Now Really A Dramatically Shorted Stock (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

April 23rd, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

One month ago, we got an email from IHS Markit. The market analysis firm had a totally unsurprising yet also shocking story to share — Tesla [TSLA] was a dramatically shorted stock. It's unsurprising because this has been TSLA's fate for years — it's a favorite of stock shorters. However, it's shocking because: 1) People and companies shorting TSLA have gotten absolutely burned in recent years and even months. 2) Model 3 production is ramping up — it's certainly not at full speed and there have indeed been delays, but production is ramping up


How I Learned To Stop Worrying About My Tesla Shares & Love The Short Sellers (Part 1)

September 9th, 2017 | by Steve Bakker

Pop quiz: You’re at an investor’s conference. The attendees are mostly “retail” investors who channel their money into stocks and mutual funds. You’re friends with a broker who works at the firm sponsoring the conference, and he has asked you to be in charge of handing out nametags to the attendees. You show up punctually to supervise all the pretty college girls who have signed up for the registration booth on the chance of zeroing in on Mr. Right. Life is good


Tesla Short Sellers Have Lost $3.7 Billion In 2017 So Far

May 3rd, 2017 | by James Ayre

To date, traders short selling Tesla stock in 2017 have lost around $3.7 billion. What that means is Tesla short sellers have lost more money on their own so far this year than short sellers of Apple, Amazon, and Netflix stock have collectively



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