Monday, August 2

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


Hello and welcome to Insider Investing. I’m Joe Ciolli, and I’m here to guide you through the current market and investing landscape. Here’s what’s on the docket:

  • Many short-sellers have continued to get pummeled even after the Great Gamestop Short Squeeze of January 2021. Longtime analyst Michael Pachter shared with us how investors can spot squeezes — and also successfully short stocks themselves.
  • If you’re looking to brush up on your crypto knowledge, you’ve come to the right place. We asked 15 crypto experts for their top book recommendations in the space, and ended up with 27 prime recommendations.
  • 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 broke down for us their long-short stock strategy — and the key role shorting plays.

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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


A collage of crypto book recommendations from experts


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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 .

Read the full story here:

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


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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:

  • BANK OF AMERICA: Buy these 22 stocks set to completely crush earnings expectations as volatility around reports creates a stock-picker’s paradise
  • Buy these 30 stocks that are cheaper and better placed than their industry peers to dominate the market, Credit Suisse says
  • UBS: Buy these dirt-cheap 12 auto stocks that offer huge upside potential despite the global chip shortage — including 2 that are set to surge by over 60%
  • Goldman Sachs says to buy these 50 stocks poised to offer surefire returns through year-end in a bumpy market that’s grinding higher
  • Morgan Stanley says buy these 19 high-quality stocks set to dominate as a’rolling correction’ threatens riskier names throughout the market
  • Bank of America says these 12 under-owned stocks are the most likely to smash expectations during this’blowout’ earnings season
  • GOLDMAN SACHS: 33 stocks to buy right now for strong returns of at least 15% and minimal risk as the economic reopening helps equities grind higher into year-end
  • DEUTSCHE BANK: Buy these 3 lithium stocks to benefit from demand outpacing supply as electric vehicles become the global standard
  • 4 stocks with high-growth potential — including one with over 70% upside — according to a data provider that compiles recommendations from Wall Street’s top analysts
  • Raymond James’ director of equity research shares 7 oil stocks to take advantage of production increases and heightened international demand in the months ahead as economies open back up
  • UBS: Buy these 20 stocks ahead of the upcoming earnings season to capture the upside of the historic earnings-per-share growth 2021 will see
  • Bank of America says EV batteries will reach a’sold out’ scenario in the next 5 years — and gives 6 related stocks set to benefit from the supply-demand mismatch
  • MORGAN STANLEY: Buy these 5 tech stocks set to benefit from the ongoing digital transformation, a robust IT spending backdrop, and the rise of cloud computing





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