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?”
Our Larry McDonald, founder and editor of The Bear Traps Report was invited by Maria Bartiromo to provide his insights and Macro forecast on her show, we are very grateful for being part of the segment - May 26th, 2020. About The Show "Mornings with Maria" features anchor Maria Bartiromo alongside a roundtable of rotating industry titans and economic experts discussing the major news and themes driving the business day and the market moves. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to know more.
Mr. McDonald knows what he’s talking about. As a former vice-president of distressed debt trading at Lehman Brothers he witnessed the meltdown of the global financial system first hand. Today, he runs the The Bear Traps Report, an independent investment research service for institutional investors. In this in-depth interview with The Market/NZZ, Mr. McDonald warns of rising defaults in the credit markets and points out that large public borrowers such as Italy and New York State are going to need bailouts of historic proportions. However, he spots opportunities in the metals and mining sector.