Sahm Adrangi Speaks at Short Selling Conference

The market in the United States has been a bull one in recent years, but this has not stopped Sahm Adrangi and Kerrisdale Capital from finding a good amount of success through their fundamental investing strategies. While other investors and firms have been following rather mechanical investment strategies, Sahm Adrangi still believes in betting for good companies and stocks for the long term while shorting the stocks of companies that are not being upfront with their practices to their investors and customers.

While some people have had negative things to say about Sahm Adrangi’s tactics of betting against companies that he does not see being successful in the long-run, he is a value investor and only shorts companies who have failed in their promises and are not engaging in business practices that range from being dishonest to flat-out fraudulent. So far, he has not had that many issues when it came to picking out stocks that he has had success with using his methods.

In May, Sahm Adrangi joined many other important and prevalent investors at a conference in Manhattan to discuss short selling and where it will be in the future. The Art, Pain, and Opportunity of Short Selling had over a dozen speakers who shared their experience and expertise on the topic of short selling to the other investors in attendance. Each one of these speakers shared their thoughts on an individual challenge that they faced during the process of short selling investments.

The opening speech of the conference was delivered by Sahm Adrangi himself and followed breakfast as well as an opening address by the event’s organizer Whitney Tilson. The topic of his speech was over the opportunities for short selling investments in relation to fraud in advertising. Over the recent years, ad fraud has been increasing considerably and he believes that something needs to be done to address the problem to prevent it from continuing. By shorting these companies as an act of value investing, Sahm Adrangi and other investors are going their part to draw attention from the public to the growing problem.

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Shervin Pishevar Warns of Bitcoin Losses

Shervin Pishevar, technology expert, and former venture capitalist shared his unique perspective on the economy in February 2018. In a 21-hour tweetstorm, Pishevar touched on such topics as the stock market, Bitcoin, Silicon Valley, and infrastructure. His comments are valuable due to his high position in the technology world.

Pishevar predicted that the bond market would soon see price reductions, causing the stock market to fall as well. He cited “rising interest rates, increasing credit account deficits, and tax giveaways” as causes for the fall in stock prices. He warned that government bonds could no longer rescue the economy as they have done several times in the past.

Shervin Pishevar warned that Bitcoin, the tech industry’s darling, may not always be a skyrocketing investment as it has been in the past. He warned that Bitcoin would plunge to $2,000 but would perhaps stabilize there. His predictions on Bitcoin have partially come to pass with a large sell-off.

Another area where Shervin Pishevar shares his concerns is inflation. “Inflation is dead. Long live inflation! Inflation never manifests itself (in a) way (that) many expect. We’ve managed to export inflation for decades now,” he claims.

Shervin Pishevar is deeply concerned with the effects of tech monopolies on startup companies. He claims that the top 5 “unicorn companies” (Microsoft, Facebook, Alphabet, Apple, and Google) would continue to dominate the technology market, making it next to impossible for small startup companies to make it in Silicon Valley. He predicted that other countries would be more fertile ground for startups. He states that Silicon Valley will soon lose its place as the number one incubator of new technology firms.

Shervin Pishevar also criticized the United States’ infrastructure. He claimed that China has a far more advanced system in place and that they could build a train station in 9 hours. Lack of infrastructure stifles the economy.

Pishevar’s pronouncements may not all come true, but he has a unique window into the workings of the technology world. His predictions on Bitcoin, in particular, are worth taking seriously. While the tweetstorm was the work of one day, keep it in mind as we move through the coming months and years.

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