This story appears in the July 15, 2013 issue of Forbes.
Is A Short-Seller After Your Stock?
"The fund run by Brad Lamensdorf and John Del Vecchio, Ranger Equity Bear ETF, has lost a ton of money. So now is probably a good time to pay attention to what they are doing. . .
"Why take investing tips from a pair of traders who are fighting the tape? Because the higher that stocks fly, the further they have to fall when they encounter bad news. No telling when the stock market will turn down, but when it does, the high-risk companies that Lamensdorf and Del Vecchio have shorted are likely to suffer outsize damage. . .
Full story: http://www.forbes.com/sites/baldwin/2013/06/26/is-a-short-seller-after-your-stock/
Ever wonder how shorts choose stocks they don't like? Watch Brad Lamensdorf, co-manager of AdvisorShares ActiveBear all short ETF (HDGE) talk about his fund on Canada's BNN (VIDEO) and how he selects stocks for their portfolio -- you might be surprised to hear some big names like luxury retailers Coach (COH) and Tiffany (TIF)... click here to watch the whole interview and find out what other stocks he mentioned.
Brad Lamensdorf, co-manager of AdvisorShares Active Bear (HDGE) all short ETF is interviewed on CNBC's "Fast Money" about some of his bearish bets and how they choose stocks to short.
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"Mr. DelVecchio, a square-jawed soccer fan who works out of Dallas, isn't a big-name hedge-fund manager with ultrarich clients. He manages a $280 million exchange-traded fund that can be bought and sold by investors of all stripes.
His AdvisorShares Active Bear ETF also differs from other ETFs in the market. Mr. DelVecchio, 36 years old, and his partner, Brad Lamensdorf, actively manage their positions, and they only make negative bets on stocks and bonds. Their strategy is so uncommon that fund-research group Morningstar Inc. believes Mr. DelVecchio's fund is the world's lone actively managed "short-only" ETF."