Empire Insider Alert is a monthly newsletter written by Whitney Tilson and his team at Empire Financial Research.
Whitney’s reputation as an investor has opened doors to meet with Presidents Clinton and Obama… attend Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway meetings in Omaha more than two dozen times… and speak at some of the most prestigious business schools in the world, including Harvard, Columbia, and Wharton.
In late 2008, Whitney appeared on CBS news program 60 Minutes where he predicted that the market was about to bottom, just before stocks started the biggest bull market run in U.S. history.
In early 2015, Whitney appeared again on 60 Minutes and helped expose a huge scandal at one of America’s largest home-improvement companies, Lumber Liquidators. The segment caused the CEO to resign and sent the stock down nearly 80%.
Whitney predicted the dot-com crash, the housing bust, and the 2009 stock market bottom. He called the exact day bitcoin peaked in 2017 and the exact hour that marijuana stocks peaked.
In March 2020 – one day after the market bottomed during the coronavirus crisis – Whitney told his readers it was “the absolute best time to be an investor in more than a decade.” The Nasdaq went on to rally an incredible 75% over the next five months.
Whitney’s string of eerily accurate calls prompted CNBC to nickname him “The Prophet.”
In Empire Insider Alert, Whitney and his team spend all month scouring through U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filings looking for where insiders (i.e., CEOs, CFOs, directors, and other Wall Street heavyweights) are buying a lot of their own stock.
He also taps into his “golden rolodex” of Wall Street insiders to see what some of the world’s greatest investors – like Bill Ackman, Seth Klarman, David Einhorn, Joel Greenblatt, and more – are buying.
From there, Whitney and his team perform the same kind of fundamental research that helped Whitney grow his hedge fund from $1 million to $200 million over the course of two decades on Wall Street.
|How often is Empire Insider Alert published?||The second and fourth Friday of every month|
|How much capital do I need to get started?||We recommend a portfolio large enough to put at least $1,000 into each of our recommendations|
|What will you be recommending?||We will be looking for opportunities where company insiders are buying a lot of their own stock|
|Do you make short recommendations?||We will only make long (buy) recommendations|
|What is the typical holding period?||We expect our average holding period for a typical recommendation to be a few months to a few years|