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Trevor Milton convicted of securities fraud after 6-year successful stock market run. His company and concept car was all a lie!


  1. Why do, as the article says, “corporate executives tend to portray activist short sellers as vigilantes?” 
  2. Related to the first question, what has Nathan Anderson’s firm done in the past several years?
  3. Why were special purpose acquisition companies targets for short sellers in the recent past?


Warner, Bernhard (2022) An Activist Short Seller Gets His Day in Court. The New York Times, Oct. 22 (Retrievable online at