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Sold Short: Uncovering Deception in the Markets / Edition 1
     

Sold Short: Uncovering Deception in the Markets / Edition 1

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by Manuel P. Asensio, Jack Barth
 

ISBN-10: 0471383384

ISBN-13: 9780471383383

Pub. Date: 04/26/2001

Publisher: Wiley

A revealing expose by one of today's most successful and controversial speculators
Short-selling, or betting on a drop in the price of a stock, has been described by its many opponents as everything from shady to downright evil. And no one today personifies the practice better than short-seller extraordinaire Manuel Asensio. Though he has been branded in the press

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A revealing expose by one of today's most successful and controversial speculators
Short-selling, or betting on a drop in the price of a stock, has been described by its many opponents as everything from shady to downright evil. And no one today personifies the practice better than short-seller extraordinaire Manuel Asensio. Though he has been branded in the press as a market saboteur, Asensio staunchly defends his practices, claiming that, above all, he is out to expose rampant fraud being perpetrated by unscrupulous stock promoters. Is Asensio a "Minion of Satan" as they say in the online chat rooms, or is he really a misunderstood guardian angel of free market capitalism? In this tell-all account, Asensio offers readers a lively narrative, peppered with unforgettable anecdotes such as the story of why he shorted Diana, General Nutrition, Solv-Ex, Turbodyne, and many other high-profile stocks. And he arms investors with proven techniques for reducing the inherent risks of short-selling while maximizing returns. Clearly, Asensio invites both praise and criticism, but his methodology works, and Sold Short is a compelling and fascinating read about this often mysterious side of the market--and one of the most controversial individuals behind it.
Manuel Asensio (New York, NY) is founder and Chairman of Asensio & Co., Inc. He has over twenty years of corporate finance and research experience. He has been featured in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Fortune, Forbes, Worth, the New York Times, New York magazine, and the New Republic, among other leading national and international publications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471383383
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/26/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

Diana Day Afternoon.

Making of the Short Seller.

The First Short: General Nutrition Takes Ill.

Diana: "The Switch Works!"

Solv-Ex: Something Oily.

Schonberg's List.

By-the-Numbers Stock Promotions.

Gross Mismanagement.

Abusing the Process.

How to Sell Short.

Get Ready for a Big One.

Index.

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Sold Short: Uncovering Deception in the Markets 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Arsenio has done a great job of exposing quite a few not-so-honest executives and stock promoters, and he is generous enough to share his thoughts with the readers. The book is a must for both new and seasoned investors for it helps identify potential integrity problems in the corporate world and also teaches investors to read "between the lines" of news stories and financial reports. I have learned a lot about the psychology of short selling from it, and it was fun reading, too. Thumbs up!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The prose is dull and unimaginative, but his tone is pompous and insidious. A poor combination.