Larry McDonald, Founder of The Bear Traps Report says the performance of US small caps is a good indicator of market position, as small caps outperformed the Nasdaq by 3.5% yesterday
Today we are very lucky to welcome Larry McDonald as our guest. Larry is the founder of the Bear Traps report, and has extensive experience in consulting and investment banking. His bestselling book “A colossal failure of common sense”, described his time as a Vice President at Lehman brothers where Larry had a ringside view of the last financial crisis. Needless to say this gives him an interesting perspective on the current state of the global markets. Our very enjoyable conversation covered a wide range of topics from high level macro, across Silver and Copper, and down to individual stocks like Tesla.
Josh Brown - The Compound - I asked my friend Larry McDonald to come on ahead of Tesla's Q2 earnings report because this could be the quarter that makes the stock's S&P 500 inclusion inevitable. Tesla's current market value is approaching $300 billion, which would make it one of the largest weightings in the index instantly should it be included. According to research from Larry's firm, The Bear Traps Report, at current valuations Tesla could become almost 1% of the index, with implied buying from index-tracking funds of as much as $30 billion.
June 10th, 2020, 4:07 PM EDT The Bear Traps Report Founder Larry McDonald speaks to Jonathan Ferro on "Bloomberg Markets: The Open." (Source: Bloomberg)
Featuring Mark Cuban During the peak of the internet bubble, Mark Cuban famously structured a collar trade to hedge his massive exposure to Yahoo. Although Yahoo ended up blowing through the strike price on his call options, Cuban is more than satisfied with exiting that trade at the price he did while also having protected himself from a market completely disconnected from fundamentals. In this conversation with New York Times best-selling author and The Bear Traps Report founder Larry McDonald, Cuban explores the eerie similarities between that market and today’s. They also discuss the reopening for the NBA and beyond, Cuban’s economic outlook amid unprecedented uncertainty, and the current political situation in the U.S. that has many asking, “When will Mark Cuban run for president?”