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Greg Blotnick, CFA

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Biography

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.

Author's Posts
Gauging Market Sentiment: Selling Greed Is Harder Than Buying Fear

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.

Mitigating Short Exposure: Learning from Others’ Mistakes

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.

Lessons from a Legendary Short Seller

Robert W. Wilson was a legendary philanthropist, but it is his adventures as a short seller that are really worth studying. Before famous bears like Jim Chanos took center stage, Wilson was regarded as one of Wall Street’s master short sellers. Greg Blotnick, CFA, explains what Wilson can teach today's investors.

High-Conviction Short Sales: Empathy for the Bull

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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