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By Mark W. Gaffney For WhaleWisdom.com “Don’t tell me what you think, just tell me what’s in your portfolio.” Nassim Taleb in Skin in the Game In his most recent book Skin in the Game, Nassim Taleb asserts that if you offer an opinion, and someone follows it, you are morally obligated to share in the consequences. If you profit from giving advice,...
By Mark W. Gaffney For WhaleWisdom.com As of May 1, 2018, over 5,200 stock positions were held by the 55 funds classified as activist investors. That’s according to data from WhaleWisdom.com. Most of these stocks will be unremarkable performers, generating little alpha for the fund or investors. But hidden among the many stocks in activist funds’ portfolios are a few positions that...
By Mark W. Gaffney For WhaleWisdom.com On December 8, 2017 Iroquois Capital Management filed a 13G report with the SEC stating that it owned 3,575,583 shares of Pareteum Corporation (NYSE: TEUM). For several days after the investment fund’s public disclosure TEUM hovered around $0.75, but soon it’s price began climbing. Then on December 26, Pareteum announced in a press release that...