schin Posted February 26, 2016 Share Posted February 26, 2016 I bump into a lot of small businesses with inept management/bad customer service, bad locations, and overpriced/shoddy products or services. I know if it's traded in the stock market, i could short a stock. But, is there a way to short local companies? It's like CDS for a small business with no stock? I can't think of any, but would be interested in any ideas people might have. It would be easier for me to track customer volume versus how Bruce Berkowitz going to all these Sears and doing cross country market research. I would love to bet on their lease not renewing or vacating before it's all done. I guess it's the John Bury conundrum on how to short "the housing market". GS is not going to make these CDS on a small scale, but how would one bet against on a small business with obvious faults in their approach? TIA. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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