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October 2011



Questions about Greenblatt Special Situation Investing

October 26, 2011 – Comments (5)

Questions stemming from Greenblatt's Special Situation book  1. EP is being taken over by Kinder Morgan and Kinder Morgan is offering 5 year warrants as part of the merger. As this is a lot like the situation that Greenblatt mentions, I was wondering, where do you go to buy warrants? If you aren't an institution, how do you actually purchase the warrants? and where are they traded?  2. In the book, Greenblatt talks a lot about companies returning from bankruptcy and the filings that provide for their future outlook. Where do you find the filings for these bankruptcy situations? For spinoffs I often screen by Form 10 filings on marketbrief/secwatch, but I can't seem to find where to look for these situations. Thanks for the help!Shamapant   [more]



Shorting Leveraged ETF's?

October 12, 2011 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: SDS

I hear a lot of people say that investing in Ultrashort etf's is a bad plan for a long term investor because the way they function makes them lose money over the long term. For some reason there isn't much coverage on pros and cons of shorting the leveraged ETF's. I figure if long term they are bound to cause a loss to the investor, shorting them long term would be a nice easy way to pocket some profits. Specifically I am thinking about shorting the Proshares Ultrashort S&P 500(SDS) because I think the S&P will rally... am I missing something?  [more]



Teacherman1-Question regarding Diana Containerships

October 05, 2011 – Comments (5) | RELATED TICKERS: DCIX


I was thinking about investing in Diana Containerships, and I was wondering, being a relative amateur to macro economics, how will the situation in Greece affect Diana Containerships and their business?




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