Kerrisdale Capital Management and Sahm Adrangi Are Challenging the Market’s Misconceptions With Their Research

Kerrisdale Capital Management was founded by Hasn Adrangi in the year 2009. Since then, he has made sure to stay involved in each area of developing the firm. Although Kerrisdale is currently managing $150 million, Adgrangi started the company with only a little under $1 million.

In addition to his short selling results, Sahm Adrangi is also quite well-known for all the research that he has published over the years. He has never held back from sharing the firm’s views, and has spoken about both overyhyped shorts and under-followed longs. Adrangi believes that the market holds many misconceptions about the prospects of these companies, and he hopes to challenge and correct these notions by making Kerrisdale’s research available to the public.

During 2010 and 2011, Sahm Adrangi shorted several fraudulent Chinese companies, which he later exposed publicly. Lihua International, China Marine Food Group and China-Biotics are all examples of such companies. Thanks to him, the Securities and Exchange Commission eventually took enforcement actions against many of the companies that he exposed, including ChinaCast Education Corp and China Education Alliance.

More recently, he has shifted his focus primarily to the biotechnology sector, despite continuing to share research concerning a diverse range of businesses and sectors. Kerrisdale’s research takes particular interest in the development stage of these companies. Recently released research in the biotechnology sector has covered Bavarian Nordic, Zafgen, Sage Therapeutics and Unilife.

Sahm Adrangi earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics upon graduating form Yale University. He was employed by Deutsche Bank at the start of his career in the world of finance. At one point he also spent many years at Longacre Management, a hedge fund managing several billion dollars.

Sahm Adrangi’s success has not gone unnoticed by the media. Several big players in the television and newspaper world have conducted interviews with him, and he has also shared some of his knowledge with other investors at various conferences.

Good and Bad of New Tax Laws

The 1967 film The Dirty Dozen is now shorthand for twelve disreputable though advantageous things that can done. There is a list published by the IRS of tax scams against the IRS and taxpayers every year. The tax laws change in 2018 and there are some tax steps that can be taken to get the maximum from Uncle Sam before then. All of them are legal.

Good and Bad News for Federal Income Tax

The good is that all income brackets were given a lower marginal tax rate until at least 2027 in the tax plan from the GOP. Most taxes will be reduced at first when everything else is equal. Twenty percent of profits for S corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs) can be deducted from personal income taxes. That is a three percent increase from the current seventeen percent. Out of one hundred thousand in profits only eighty thousand will be taxable.

The standard deduction has increased from $12,700 to $24,000 for married couples filing a joint return. This will reduce the amount of people who itemize deductions because the standard deduction will be higher. There are several lower income households that will benefit from the new deduction rate.

The Bad

Eliminating the personal exemption, capping tax deductions for property (SALT), local and state at ten thousand dollars and limiting the interest deductions for mortgages will cause households to pay more in taxes, especially where the tax rates are higher. There are simple tax moves to maximize itemized deductions for the year to lower the bill for federal income taxes for 2017 because they won’t be deductible in 2018. Itemizing will not be a benefit if you have less than twenty-four thousand dollars in deductions. Prepaying some of the deductible expenses will allow you to benefit one last time. Learn more at Seeking Alpha about Ted Bauman

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Talk Fusion Founder Is A Contributor To The New HuffPost

Bob Reina, who is the founder of marketing and communications firm, Talk Fusion had two articles published on the HuffPost during the week of April 24th. His first article of the week was called Promoting with Purpose: How to Understand Your Audience. It was published right before the Huffington Post was rebranded as the HuffPost. Bob Reina’s second article of the week was called How to Thrive in a Society of Quitters. It was published the day after the Huffington Post was rebranded.


Mr. Reina said he was supportive of the rebranding effort of the Huffington Post. He strongly believes in innovation. It is imperative in our age that brand’s constantly reinvent and adapt. This is something that Bob Reina is familiar with as CEO of a major marketing and communication company with global sales.


Bob Reina has been a featured contributor at the HuffPost since the summer of 2016. He writes about and discusses things related to marketing, technology, entrepreneurship and personal development. Mr. Reina says he views himself as both a leader and philanthropist. His goal is to help people succeed at both his company and outside his firm as well. He says he tries to incorporate this approach in articles that he writes for the HuffPost. Reina’s articles are meant to not only be informative but inspiring as well.


The newly rebranded HuffPost said that its new name and layout will try to bring more people who have been left out of the discussion. Reina said he echoed the statement of the HuffPost with regards to its rebranding. The company reinvented itself to better serve its customers and keep its content fresh and interesting. He also said he looks forward to publishing many new articles with the HuffPost community which includes over 200 million readers.


Talk Fusion, the company that Bob Reina created was established in 2007. Its provides a suite of marketing services including an award winning video marketing and communications service. The firm sells its products directly and through an independent network of direct selling associates in over 140 countries A free trial is also available for anybody interested in trying out Talk Fusion’s marketing, branding and communication services.

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