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.
With China controlling 70% of global supply, graphite is in high demand in all aspects of technology -- from lithium ion batteries to aerospace and defense.
Despite the SEC probe and negative press on China stocks, these three may have significant potential in first-half 2011.
The SEC crackdown on Chinese 'reverse mergers' comes as no surprise to many investors who have witnessed numerous irregularities or accusations of fraud in 2010.
Some U.S.- listed China stocks leave themselves vulnerable to speculation of fraud even when none exists.
Recent declines in China stocks might make short-selling appear attractive, but it's a risky game best left to the professionals.
An independent audit committee found what I had long asserted: There's no evidence of fraud at Orient Paper. Meanwhile, shares still look cheap.
The current rally is simply not ferocious enough to be a short squeeze and the volume has not been indicative of a short squeeze either.
The performance of China stocks is becoming more company specific rather than sector specific.
On Nov.10, a research report on Rino declared it to be an abject fraud, with a target price of $2.45 vs. its then price of around $15.
Rick Pearson, who is long the stock, happened to tour the company with the writers of a critical report that hurt the shares, and he questions their research.
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