by Scott Freeman, Dollar Vigilante:
Imagine that you are the CEO and largest shareholder of Acme Nano-Widgets, a market leading widget manufacturer. Things aren’t looking so great for Acme this year, but this is not yet general knowledge. What do you do if you want to maximize the value of your stock holdings? Do you hold on and hope for the best? Or do you take an active role instead?
If you are smart, you will opt for the active role. You arrange to short your stock through brokers not transacting in your name. In fact, you may sell even more stock than you actually own. Then you start issuing pessimistic press releases. If possible, you arrange for negative media coverage of the nano-widget market. What happens to your stock price? It crashes.
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