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Marc Cohodes: "The Stock Market is Not A Game"

Featuring Marc Cohodes and Jason Buck

Feb 03, 2021 • 62 minutes

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The Essential Conversation

Marc Cohodes: "The Stock Market is Not A Game"

Marc Cohodes diagnoses what was behind the volatility in stocks like GameStop: extreme leverage and the hedge funds who use it to juice returns.

Featuring Marc Cohodes and Jason Buck

Feb 03, 2021 • 62 minutes

In this interview with Jason Buck of The Mutiny Fund, famed short-seller Marc Cohodes of Alder Lane Farm pulls no punches as he diagnoses the true culprits behind the exponential volatility in stocks such as GameStop: extreme leverage and the hedge funds who use it in order to juice returns. Cohodes argues that hedge funds like Point72 and Melvin Capital are creating significant systemic risk for all market participants, most notably themselves, and he congratulates the retail trades on r/WallStreetBets but warns them that, generally, buying a stock merely because it has high short interest is a very bad idea. He closes by sharing with Buck his personal journey during the 2008 Great Financial Crisis. Filmed on February 1, 2021. Key learnings: The stock market is not a game – it is a serious thing for serious people. The reckless use of leverage ought to be constrained by regulators, and all investors, institutional as well as retail, should be prepared to lose if they are wrong. Show More

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The Essential Conversation is the world's premier financial-market-focused conversation series. The smartest people in markets, finance, economics, and business engage in deep-diving discussions about the global macro landscape, generating actionable takeaways that can help your decision-making process. Tune in to peer-to-peer conversations between the brightest minds in the investing world, and tune up your portfolio.

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