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.