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Today is the 10th anniversary of the market bottom

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Today is the 10th anniversary of the day stocks bottomed during the Great Recession. For those of you who didn’t live through it as an investor, it’s hard to convey the degree of total panic at that time. The S&P had been cut in half in the previous 17 months and it seemed like stocks […]

Friday was the beginning of the end for Tesla

Monday, March 4, 2019
Ever since I got burned shorting Tesla in 2013, as it ripped from $35 to $205, I’ve been warning about the perils of shorting the stock. Elon Musk and his team have pulled too many rabbits out of their hat to bet against them. I’m also an admirer of the company and, mostly, of Musk. […]

I'm calling the top of the bitcoin/cryptocurrency madness; The Daily Show on The Rise of Bitcoin and Other Stupid Meme Currencies; What’s Eating Bill Ackman?; holiday card

Saturday, December 16, 2017
1. In the past week, I’ve been asked about bitcoin by a parade of the least-knowledgeable investors imaginable – and the only times such foolishness has happened before in my 18-year career were at the peak of the internet and housing bubbles, so I’m calling a top right now. Blockchain technology is real in the […]
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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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