Comments on: Short-selling conspiracy documentary of the day http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/short-selling-conspiracy-documentary-of-the-day/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Richard http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/short-selling-conspiracy-documentary-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-5490 Fri, 14 Aug 2009 04:31:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=1210#comment-5490 I hope you watch the entire movie

Richard, Narrator – Stock Shock

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By: Jake http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/short-selling-conspiracy-documentary-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-5455 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 17:18:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=1210#comment-5455 It seems from the trailer that this movie is more about the fact that today’s “prosumer” investor can’t read balance sheet information than it is about short sellers. I had a bunch of friends buy the stock because of Mel Karmazin and Howard Stern’s involvement. However when I looked at the cash flows, marketing dollars required to grow the subscribers and the debt load it was clear that this was a horrible *equity* investment. The idea that this company was taken down by short sellers is ludicrous. It was taken down by an overbearing capital structure. I’m sure the outrageous amounts they spent on content development didn’t help either.

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By: D. Hubb http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/08/13/short-selling-conspiracy-documentary-of-the-day/comment-page-1/#comment-5447 Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:51:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=1210#comment-5447 Isn’t Sirius XM one of the most shorted stocks in the market? That’s what the movie said. I thought it was well done. I did not know how short selling worked before hearing the Sirius XM story.

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