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Activist Carl Icahn Is Shorting Mall Owners – Should You?

Occidental Petroleum and Carl Icahn

Activist Carl Icahn has taken another big bet against a sector. This time, the hedge fund manager is targeting mall operators. Icahn could earn $400 million or more if mall operators start to face debt problems. According to the Wall Street Journal and its sources, Icahn likely holds the largest short position against these companies. 

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Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns Steps Down (And Other People on the Move) – September 26, 2019
September 26, 2019

Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns Departs the Business He Co-Founded Juul Labs CEO Kevin Burns stepped down Wednesday from his role. The announcement comes as merger talks between Altria and…

M&A Deal News – September 26, 2019
September 25, 2019

M&A Deal News – September 26, 2019 Each day, we focus on M&A deal news in the private equity, real estate, AI and tech, and others impacting the alternative investment…

Altria and Philip Morris call off $200B merger; Juul’s CEO replaced by Altria Exec
September 25, 2019

Juul, the maker of e-cigarettes, had its CEO replaced amidst the current controversy surrounding its products. A string of deaths, apparently due to the use of e-cigarettes, led Juul to…

Elliott Management Tells Marathon Oil to “Split Into Three”
September 25, 2019

Paul Singer owned Elliott Management, an activist investor, sent a letter and presentation to Marathon Petroleum. Elliott Management demanded of Marathon’s board that the company split into three separate businesses,…

REITs Remain Undervalued, Misunderstood
September 25, 2019

Community Bank and REIT analyst Tim Melvin explains why you need to own more real estate.    

Australian Watchdog Orders Audit of Paypal for Lapses in Money Transfers
September 25, 2019

Austrac suspects that Paypal had not met reporting obligations regarding anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. An external auditor will conduct Austrac’s audit of Paypal and report to Austrac within…

Activist Investors Push Out eBay CEO Devin Wenig
September 25, 2019

CEO cites disagreements with his board as activist pressures intensify Activist investors have pushed out CEO Devin Wenig. In a Tweet marked Wednesday, Wenig cited disagreements with fellow board members…

Some Hedge Funds and Airlines to Gain from Thomas Cook’s Collapse
September 23, 2019

Hedge funds that used credit default swaps to bet on Thomas Cook’s collapse will make a lot of money. The 178-year old travel operator, Thomas Cook’s collapse, will lead to…

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann Steps Down; Company May Cut 5,000 Jobs
September 23, 2019

WeWork’s founder and chief executive officer has stepped down as CEO but will continue as non-executive chairman. WeWork’s Adam Neumann said he had decided it was in the best interest…

WeWork CEO Neumann facing boardroom coup?
September 23, 2019

WeWork CEO Adam Neumann may be forced out if some members of his company’s board have their way, reports Bloomberg. According to unnamed sources, SoftBank Group head honcho Masayoshi Son…