Greg Blotnick, CFA, is currently a long/short equity analyst at a private investment firm, covering consumer, TMT and industrial stocks. He has spent his entire career in the asset management industry, and has served as a fundamental analyst for former multi-billion dollar hedge funds. Blotnick's experience spans multiple investment strategies including long/short equity, credit, event-driven, and capital structure arbitrage. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University.
Where do we stand today from a market sentiment perspective? And how does one assimilate sentiment and crowd psychology and use it to make informed, intelligent investment decisions? Greg Blotnick, CFA, explains.
There is no road map for short sellers. This leaves them two options: Make their own mistakes, or learn from those who have already made them. Greg Blotnick, CFA, has found the latter approach is far cheaper.
The best short sellers share one key personality trait: empathy, or the ability to put themselves in their counterparty’s shoes, says Greg Blotnick, CFA. Before initiating any short position, make sure to know the answer to the three questions he poses.
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