Title: Short Selling
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Book Condition: New
Originally published in 2012 as: Short stories form the stock market: uncovering common themes behind falling stocks to find uncommon short ideas. Series: Columbia Business School Publishing. Num Pages: 256 pages, 26 figures. BIC Classification: KFFM2. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 152. Weight in Grams: 454. . 2015. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780231172240
When an investor believes a stock is overvalued and will soon drop in price, he might decide to "short" it. First, he borrows an amount of the stock, and then sells it. He waits for the stock to tank and then buys back the same amount of shares at a deflated price. After returning the shares to his lender, he pockets the difference--unless any one of several hard-to-predict variables interferes, and the stock fails to drop.
Since these variables are so hard to predict, short selling is difficult for even seasoned investors. It takes great talent and experience to isolate the best "short ideas" for falling stocks--skills Amit Kumar developed over two decades of market analysis and trading. This book shares his short-selling framework, built on themes common to falling stocks and the market's endemic strengths and cycles. Including key case studies and exclusive interviews with successful fund managers Bill Ackman (Pershing Square Capital Management) and Mark Roberts (Off Wall Street Consulting Group), this volume shows investors how to avoid traps and profit from well-researched short ideas. Investors may not always act on short ideas, but they can still avoid losses by using Kumar's framework to identify stocks that are overvalued. Everyone from professionals to amateur investors can adopt his fundamental research approach, which transforms short selling into a long-term strategy.
About the Author:
Amit Kumar is a senior analyst at Columbia Threadneedle Investments. He has spent nine years in equity investments and before that, another nine years in senior roles in the technology industry. He is also an adjunct professor of finance at Rutgers Business School.
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