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December. 2021

How to Invest Like a 'Pecan Farmer' in 2022

By Mike Barrett

Empire Financial Daily,
Monday, December 6, 2021
Editor's note: Today, we're sharing an essay from our friend Mike Barrett, an analyst at our sister company Stansberry Research. Mike just released a presentation on his latest project, 10x Investor. And for an extremely limited time, you can get a charter membership at a fraction of the normal cost. Read on for a fantastic […]

Is Private Equity Overrated? My reply to a fireman who hasn't been vaxxed; Greetings from Cotopaxi

By Whitney Tilson

Whitney Tilson's Daily,
Monday, December 6, 2021
1) Michelle Celarier makes some excellent points and raises spot-on questions in this weekend column for the New York Times: Is Private Equity Overrated? Excerpt: Since 2017, investors have poured more than $1 trillion into global private equity buyout funds. That amount dwarfs the cash directed to venture capital, real estate funds, private debt, hedge […]

Cyber Monday Made the Wrong Kind of History

By Joel Litman

Empire Financial Daily,
Saturday, December 4, 2021
This year, Cyber Monday made history for all the wrong reasons... As if American consumers needed any more evidence about the ongoing supply chain issues, this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday results tell us everything we need to know. For the first time in the promotional holiday's history, this year's Cyber Monday yielded lower […]

Crypto... As a Value Investment? And the Moral of the Allbirds Story

By Herb Greenberg

Empire Financial Daily,
Friday, December 3, 2021
Other than having previously owned the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) and one other entity (which I still own), I've steered clear of crypto... It's not because I think it's a farce or a fraud or a fad, but because... I just haven't been able to wrap my head around it enough to have conviction one […]

Avoid AMC Entertainment; Investors snap up metaverse real estate in a virtual land boom; Scott Galloway: Inflated; Greetings from Quito

By Whitney Tilson

Whitney Tilson's Daily,
Friday, December 3, 2021
1) The 25 stocks in my "Short Squeeze Bubble Basket" that I identified in my January 27 e-mail have declined by an average of 34%, while the S&P 500 Index has risen by 22% – 56 points of underperformance. However, one notable exception is the largest movie theater operator in the world, AMC Entertainment (AMC), […]

Here's why the omicron variant doesn't matter to the stock market; Off to Ecuador today

By Whitney Tilson

Whitney Tilson's Daily,
Thursday, December 2, 2021
1) U.S. stock markets had their third rocky day out of four yesterday as investors try to figure out the impact of the new omicron variant. With that in mind, I wanted to share a fascinating analysis my colleague Enrique Abeyta sent out yesterday to his Empire Elite Trader subscribers (click here to sign up […]

Checking In On the Pandemic Winners and Losers

By Berna Barshay

Empire Financial Daily,
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
A big theme in the stock market this year has been pitting the "pandemic winners" versus the "pandemic losers"... For the majority of the year, the inclination has been to sell the "pandemic winners" – aka the stocks that got a boost from the initial lockdowns and more extended social-distancing measures – and buy the […]

Super-Apps Are Inevitable; What Europe can teach us about jobs; CEOs from India; Reader feedback on COVID-19 vaccines, love and hate

By Whitney Tilson

Whitney Tilson's Daily,
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
1) NYU marketing professor Scott Galloway thinks PayPal (PYPL) or Square (SQ), an Empire Stock Investor recommendation (you can subscribe here – it's only $49 for the first year), could become super-apps. Super-Apps Are Inevitable. Excerpt: The newest and maybe the most exciting entrants in this contest are coming from the payments business, including PayPal, […]
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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 more than $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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