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How to spot short squeezes, plus 27 must-read crypto books

Jul 19, 2021, 03:03 IST
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How to spot short squeezes

GameStop shares have skyrocketed this year after a meme-fueled short squeeze shocked Wall Street. Hedge funds continued to short the stock even after the initial whirlwind, which further fueled the trend. Longtime GameStop analyst Michael Pachter shared with us how investors can spot squeezes - and also successfully short stocks themselves.

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A GameStop analyst shares how to successfully spot the short squeezes that send meme stocks to the moon - and warns of a common shorting mistake to avoid

27 must-read crypto books

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The sudden rise of cryptocurrencies has dominated headlines in markets both this year and last - and it's caught some investors off-guard. We asked 15 crypto experts for their top book recommendations to help you get smarter on crypto, and ended up with 27 prime recommendations.

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Your ultimate crypto reading list: 27 books that experts say everyone should read to better understand digital currencies and invest in them profitably

99th-percentile strategy

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The Balter Invenomic Fund has beaten 99% of peers over the past year, and is in the 95th percentile over 4 years. The fund's managers told Insider about their highly diversified approach to stocks, which includes both long and short bets.

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The managers of a high-flying value fund that's crushing the market and beating 99% of its competition this year told us how they're doing it - and the vital role that betting against stocks plays in their process

Stock pick central

Seeking experts who are willing to name names? Look no further:

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