Long PLCE. Children’s Place could quickly spike back to $160
August 1, 2019
Short interest recently hit 44%, even as the company continues to buy back shares. Children's Place has been buying up the assets of bankrupt competitors and is the sole provider...
Share buybacks. Overt vs. Covert (a very big difference)
June 28, 2019
You can’t fight the Fed. The share buyback parade looks like it will be accelerating further before it shows signs of moderating. So if you have been waiting for market...
Some lesser known facts about the SEC
June 16, 2019
Here are a few interesting observations about the challenges faced by the SEC in regulating securities markets and investment activities.  1. The SEC staff consists of 4,500 people and their...
Moxreports assesses the JOBS Act
June 16, 2019
The recent SEC fraud charges against Longfin Corp (LFIN) are a good opportunity to take a broader look at the grossly misnamed “JOBS Act”, which substantially lowered listing standards while...
FDA Special Status Programs (Part II: Concerns)
June 16, 2019
The original intention of FDA “special status” programs such as “orphan status” and “breakthrough therapy” was to level the playing field by providing financial and development incentives to get drug...
FDA Special Status Programs (Part I: Overview)
June 16, 2019
Drug development companies often issue press releases touting that their drug has received special designations from the FDA citing terms such as “orphan” drug status, “fast track” approval and “breakthrough...
How pricey stock borrow can predict short squeezes
December 20, 2018
The Tilray squeeze.Tilray inc. (TLRY) is a Canada based producer and processor of marijuana.  In July of 2018, Tilray came public on the NASDAQ raising $153 million in an IPO...
Anchoring bias
December 11, 2018
Anchoring bias.  People have a strong tendency to perceive prices as “belonging” within a range once that range has been previously established.  Anchoring refers to our propensity to attach our...
Herd behavior
December 11, 2018
Herd behavior.   An experiment conducted at the University of Leeds showed that it takes a minority of just five per cent to influence a crowd’s direction – and that...
Confirmation bias
December 9, 2018
Confirmation bias.  In the finance world, investors will often over-emphasize information that supports his existing thesis while actively ignoring information which might discredit that thesis. When looking for new information,...
Hedge funds lose $30 billion on VW infinity squeeze
December 9, 2018
Volkswagen Infinity Squeeze.  The October 2008 short squeeze on shares of Volkswagen AG has since been referred to as the “Mother of all Squeezes”. It was also perhaps the earliest...
How Martin Shkreli caused a 10,000% squeeze on KBIO
August 1, 2018
KaloBios (KBIO) Infinity Squeeze.  In November 2015, “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli orchestrated a violent short squeeze on failed biotech KaloBios that caused its share price to rise by a staggering...