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Jim Chanos on Wall Street Week: Short Selling, Sotheby's, Energy, China & More

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  • He talks about how he got involved in the stock market and why short selling is important.
  • When a short position moves against you, it actually gets larger in size.
  • Specifically, Chanos noted he is short Sotheby's as the company has benefited from the easy money generated by quantitative easing worldwide.

Michael Novogratz on Wall Street Week

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  • Novogratz also talked about the activity in the bond market and how some investors are calling for a top.
  • He thinks the mentality has shifted from "Buy the dip mentality to a sell the rip mentality."
  • He also thinks macro investing will enter some fertile ground soon.

London Value Investor Conference Notes 2015: Woodford, Ruffer, Brandes & More

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  • On how to value early stage companies - he uses the same tools and valuation methods and flexes them.
  • How is intrinsic value calculated? Hartch takes into account revenue growth, margins, business mix, capital intensity, ROIC, acquisitions, discount rate and terminal value.
  • Value Partners are a Hong Kong listed asset manager with $14.7bn AUM focused on value investing in Asia.

New Hedge Fund Wisdom Issue Available: Prices Increasing Next Week, Lock In Lower Prices Before It's Too Late

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  • The new Q1 2015 issue of our Hedge Fund Wisdom newsletter is now available.
  • Our quarterly newsletter that analyzes what top hedge funds have been buying and selling is currently only $299.99 per year.
  • If you'd like to pay via check or soft dollar account, please contact email us: info hedgefundwisdom.com.

What We're Reading ~ 5/20/15

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  • How aging millennials will affect technology consumption [WSJ].
  • Razor thin profits cutting into newspapers' chances at innovation [NiemanLab].
  • Debit card data theft via ATM on the rise [Pyments].

Capitalize For Kids / Sohn Canada Conference 2015: Marks, Burbank, Lasry, Singh & More

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  • All proceeds support the highest priority needs in the field of children's brain and mental health.
  • Again, all proceeds benefit children's brain and mental health.
  • Limited tickets and exclusive packages are available.

Tybourne Capital Discloses On Deck Capital Stake

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  • Eashwar Krishnan's hedge fund firm Tybourne Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of On Deck Capital.
  • Per the filing, Tybourne now owns % of the company with over 4.25 million shares.

Starboard Value's Jeff Smith on Activism: Wall Street Week Interview

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  • Starboard Value's Jeffrey Smith recently appeared on Anthony Scaramucci's rebooted version of Wall Street Week.
  • "We look at businesses as to how they can be run better for the long-term. We're looking at how companies can earn more money, be more profitable for the long-term. We're looking to make changes to those companies so they can run better. But we're also willing to ask the shareholders what they think, to provide shareholders with a choice."
  • He said if you look at their margins, they're half of their main competitor.

Vanshap Capital's Q1 Letter: Thesis on Autohellas

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  • Evan Vanderveer and David Shapiro's investment firm Vanshap Capital is out with its first quarter letter.
  • In it, they provide an update on their holdings and introduce their newest investment.
  • With all the turmoil in Greece, there are bound to be opportunities.

What We're Reading ~ 5/13/15

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Morgan Creek Capital's Q1 Letter: Learning From Julian Robertson

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  • The most notable takeaway here is that Robertson has become bearish.
  • Yusko walks us through the previous times Robertson has been negative, why he felt that way, and what transpired.
  • If you missed it, be sure to view Robertson's recent interview as well.

JANA Partners Exits Ashland Shares

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  • Barry Rosenstein's activist hedge fund JANA Partners has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding its position in Ashland.

Hedge Fund Links ~ 5/8/15

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SALT Conference Best Ideas Panel: Chanos, Bass, Burbank, Cooperman, Karsch

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  • Specifically, short Royal Dutch Shell, doesn't like the merger with BG. Short Chevron as well due to their liquefied natural gas challenges.
  • "We're short enough pharma." Bass' separate new fund has been challenging pharma patents and says the industry is ridiculous as prices of drugs have spiraled out of control.
  • For more from the SALT conference, check out Dan Loeb's talk.

Soros Fund Ups Plasmatech Biopharma Stake

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  • George Soros' family office Soros Fund Management has filed 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Plasmatech Biopharma.
  • Per the filing, Soros Fund has disclosed a 5.17% ownership stake in the company with over 1.16 million shares.

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