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November 6, 2016

Stand Up To Hillary!!


Over the years, I’ve been involved with businesses all around the world, yet America remains special for its unique “system” where multiple interlocking and counterbalancing forces, guarantee that you will be treated fairly. It doesn’t have corrupt civil servants or police extorting you. Instead, if someone does something illegal, you march yourself up the chain of command until you find someone who takes your ... Read More
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October 19, 2016

Chris Squared


Recently, my good friends Chris Mayer and Chris MacIntosh “Chris Squared” had a chat on a number of topics that I feel strongly about. In particular, they chatted about how passive investing has created opportunities (more about this in the future) along with much more… Click here for the conversation Categories: Comments On Events Positions Mentioned: none To receive email updates on new posts, ... Read More
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September 4, 2016

Crook vs. Jerk


“For a country with over 300 million people, why do you choose such bad politicians?” Yup, I’ve been doing business overseas for a while now and I keep getting the same question from foreigners who simply cannot decipher the American political system. Heck, I often ask myself the same questions. A few years ago, I had this conversation; Him: Will George W. Bush invade ... Read More
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July 30, 2016

Chris Calls Kuppy


Two weeks ago, I had a call (linked below) with my good friend Chris MacIntosh from Capitalist Exploits. We spoke about Brexit, Bitcoin and why my investing strategy has evolved from buying small growing companies to buying the shake-outs from macro events. I recommend subscribing to Capitalist Exploits in order to get notified when new content is posted. Trading The Chaos https://capitalistexploits.at/2016/07/conversations-with-harris-kupperman/   Categories: Comments On Events ... Read More
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February 25, 2016

A Crisis In Ponzi-Land (The “Drop-Down”)


As I dig through the toxic debris of collapsed Ponzi-Land MLP vehicles, I keep having this recurring question; why do all these MLPs continue to have sponsors that are so aggressive in supporting the LP distributions? I’ve seen everything from; purchases of preferreds at below market interest rates, to sponsors agreeing to forgo subordinated distributions, to support agreements where they are literally gifting the ... Read More
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February 17, 2016

A Crisis In Ponzi-Land (Cut The Dividends Already!!!)


Until early this summer, certain promoters seemed to believe that they could do a magic trick that no one would catch. A larger entity would “drop down” an asset at twice what it cost to purchase or build, add a bit more leverage and call it a “yield vehicle” that would then be sold to retail investors. Adding hubris to this whole charade of ... Read More
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February 14, 2016

A Crisis In Ponzi-Land (MLP Style)


A few years back, I was at dinner with a British ship-owner who had just sold part of his fleet for almost $250 million (which was about $200 million more than he had paid for the ships only a few years earlier). He couldn’t stop laughing. Sure, they threw off about $50 million in cash (20% yield for the buyers) based on this year’s ... Read More
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November 11, 2015

A Message From Tal…


My Buddy Tal, publisher of Beijing Perspective (http://www.beijingperspective.com) sent me the following last week. It’s both prescient and obvious advice. I felt the need to share as I agree completely. If you want more of his notes, I recommend signing up at his site. Kuppy   November 7, 2015 Two cents on interest rates Cent #1) “Anyone familiar with asset markets know that it is ... Read More
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November 8, 2015

Who Says You Can’t Buy Love…??


It has now been three weeks since CitronResearch.com accused Valeant (VRX: NYSE) of being Pharmron (Pharma + Enron). Ever since then, I’ve read a bunch of articles and tried to find an actionable angle. When there are rumors, innuendo and allegations of fraud, there’s a potential for opportunity. However, the deeper I dug; something increasingly struck me as rather odd about Valeant. At its ... Read More
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