Sold Short : Uncovering Deception in the Markets
Manuel P. Asensio, Jack BarthISBN: 0471383384; 9780471383383;
A revealing expose by one of today?s most controversial and successful short sellers According to a 1998 New York Times article, "Satanism has a better reputation in financial circles than does short-selling . . . The controversy over Mr. Asensio is reigniting the debate over short-selling and the role it plays in the stock market, a debate that stretches back to Jesse Livermore." Manuel Asensio has taken this debate to a whole new level, not only short-selling deceptive companies but also researching and publicly exposing them. Each time Asensio practices his type of aggressive short selling he is branded "the Devil?s own Trader," but time and again his unpopular assessments have proved dead on the money. "Sold Short readslike an action-packed and gripping detective story, exposing shocking and criminal tales that make the Hollywood scandal sheets look like a high school pantomime. Asensio is a brave and heroic bullfighter who dares to go up against...