Edwin Dorsey: Shorting, ARK, & Creating a $100K Newsletter


This week I chat with Edwin Dorsey, founder, and author of The Bear Cave. The Bear Cave is a short-focused newsletter dedicated to finding interesting companies doing sketchy things. Edwin began his obsession with the stock market in the second grade. As we discuss in the podcast, Edwin was born to be a short seller.

We cover a few key topics, including:

  • What Makes A Great Short Idea (Hint: it’s not “astronomical valuation”)
  • The Importance of Shorting in Capital Markets
  • ETF Mechanics & The Impact of Front-Running Redemptions

The bulk of the podcast focuses on the current ARK ETF dynamics and the potential of a severe redemption event. Edwin does a fantastic job describing the inner mechanics of ETFs and why the same “rails” that drove ARK up the AUM ladder could bring them down in the blink of an eye.

Here’s the time-stamp:

  • [1:20] Edwin Dorsey: A Short Seller From Birth
  • [4:10] What Makes A Great Short Idea?
  • [8:00] Root Insurance $ROOT
  • [17:05] Interning at SEC Enforcement Division
  • [20:23] ARK Enters The Bear Cave
  • [35:12] What Makes 2021 Different Than The 2020 Flash Crash?
  • [44:57] Vuzix Corp $VUZI
  • [58:04] Future of Bear Cave Newsletter
  • [61:00] Closing Questions

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