Friday, November 15, 2019

Free crypto webinar next Wednesday; Big news for Lumber Liquidators; Jim Simons and Warren Buffett; Lost video from 1997 of Jeff Bezos; I'm running the World's Toughest Mudder this weekend

By Whitney Tilson

1) Following up on Tuesday’s e-mail about meeting Eric Wade, the editor of Stansberry Research’s Crypto Capital newsletter… My scorn for cryptocurrencies is well known. I love Warren Buffett’s comment that bitcoin is “probably rat poison squared.” But I can’t rule out the possibility that I’m wrong – it has happened many, many times in […]
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Lee Cooperman on CNBC at 12:30 today, discussing his tiff with Sen. Elizabeth Warren; My tiff with Sen. Warren; The rise of income inequality; Rosie the Wonder Dog

By Whitney Tilson

Thursday, November 14, 2019
1) I’m sending out this edition of Empire Financial Daily a little early today so you can tune into CNBC’s Halftime Report at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time, when two old friends of mine – host Scott Wapner and hedge-fund legend Lee Cooperman – will have what no doubt will be a fascination conversation about his […]

Lessons from Dean Foods bankruptcy filing; Europe Is Toughest on Big Tech, Yet Big Tech Still Reigns; The SoftBank Effect: How $100 Billion Left Workers in a Hole; Elon Musk's evil and immoral behavior; Kenya plane safari

By Whitney Tilson

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
1) The nation’s biggest milk producer, Dean Foods (DF), filed for bankruptcy yesterday: No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand. The stock has been halted and is almost certain to be a zero. As recently as three years ago, it was trading above $20, and the company had a market cap of […]

Free webinar on cryptocurrencies; Investing in Retail Turnarounds; Update on At Home; One Family Built Forever 21, and Fueled Its Collapse

By Whitney Tilson

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
1) As I’ve written many times before, I think cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are nothing more than a techno-libertarian pump-and-dump scheme, mostly foisted on gullible individual investors. So it was with great interest that I sat down for the first time last Friday with Eric Wade in Los Angeles, the editor of Stansberry Research’s Crypto Capital […]

The Making of the World's Greatest Investor; Child Abusers Run Rampant as Tech Companies Look the Other Way; New York State Writes Down Value of Tesla Plant in Buffalo

By Whitney Tilson

Monday, November 11, 2019
1) I just read and highly recommend this new book: The Man Who Solved the Market: How Jim Simons Launched the Quant Revolution. Here’s a Bloomberg article about it: How Jim Simons Built the Best Hedge Fund Ever… And here’s one from the Wall Street Journal: The Making of the World’s Greatest Investor. 2) This […]

Meet Wall Street's Best Dealmaker; Large Bitcoin Player Manipulated Price Sharply Higher; Will the U.K. officially exit the European Union by Feb. 1?; Garmin's self-flying plane

By Whitney Tilson

Friday, November 8, 2019
1) I really enjoyed this profile of the guy with the best record in the buyout business from 2005 to 2014, which made him the first Puerto Rican-born billionaire… Meet Wall Street’s Best Dealmaker: New Billionaire Orlando Bravo. Excerpt: That grit and perseverance eventually propelled him to the top echelons of the private equity world. […]
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About Whitney Tilson

Prior to creating Empire Financial Research, Whitney Tilson founded and ran Kase Capital Management, which managed three value-oriented hedge funds and two mutual funds. Starting out of his bedroom with only $1 million, Tilson grew assets under management to nearly $200 million.

Tilson graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor's degree in government in 1989. After college, he helped Wendy Kopp launch Teach for America and then spent two years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994, where he graduated in the top 5% of his class and was named a Baker Scholar.

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