Rick Pearson is an activist investor focused on U.S. listed stocks in the U.S. and in China. He was previously an investment banker in one of Wall Street's largest investment banks for nearly a decade, stationed between New York, Hong Kong and London. As a director in equity capital markets he oversaw over $30 billion in equity and equity linked transactions, primarily for health care and technology companies.
Pearson spends his time living between Los Angeles and Beijing. He has a degree in finance from the University of Southern California and has studied Mandarin since 1991.
Shares of Harbin Electric have recently risen to a level of almost $21, based on positive sentiment toward potential China MBOs and due to recent comments made by the CEO.
Given the carnage in the China small-cap space, many investors are hopeful that management buyouts will be the catalyst for rising share prices.
China MediaExpress' credibility problems have a familiar ring with those of other high-fliers in China that went bust.
Many China-based stocks that have been castigated by shorts never really fully recover.
Longs and shorts should find out soon which way this stock is going to go when its 10-K is released on March 15.
China Media Express will have a tough time overcoming the arguments of the shorts.
Investors should use margin with extreme caution and should be fully prepared for the margin requirement to be changed at any time.
SkyPeople Fruit Juice is a promising, but overlooked, Chinese food and beverage company.
Shares of Chinese companies that focus on the consumer are the place to be as other sectors of the country's economy look overheated.
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