Selected Articles

Bringing short-selling into public dialogue and making short-focused research available to all investors have been core parts of asensio.com’s mission since 1996 – the New York Times labeled asensio.com’s work “something radical and remarkable” in 1998. The news media play a crucial role in shaping investor sentiment and investors’ price discovery process. The institutional apparatus for investment information, which includes the news media, has historically tended to be uncritical of valuations or statements made by executives at issuer companies. asensio.com and its founder Manuel P. Asensio have sought to encourage more critical assessments by news outlets of companies’ statements and greater sensitivity to cases of gross overvaluation. The articles below highlight asensio.com’s work and the companies reported on by asensio.com. Click here for a more exhaustive media record, including articles relevant to asensio.com targets and coverage of other aspects of asensio.com’s work.

No. Date Article
27 December 3, 2010

CNBC Segment: The Netflix Monster - CNBC

26 November 15, 2008

Timminco shares' rough ride - Financial Post

25 July 8, 2008

The Wizards of Short Selling - Business Week

24 June 18, 2008

Metallurgical silicon meets Demolition Man - Photon International Magazine

23 August 21, 2006

NASDAQ Ringers - New York Post

22 February 11, 2006

Asensio About Aguirre: Running Amok - Lipper HedgeWorld

21 September 29, 2004

Famous Wall Street short seller softens his demolition man image - The Globe and Mail

20 June 1, 2004

Investing Guru - Registered Rep

19 May 30, 2003

Short-sellers Asensio and Chanos are Men to Beat in Bear Market - Bloomberg

18 February 18, 2003

Short sellers sharply scrutinize companies - USA Today

17 July 14, 2002

Ill Will - The Inquirer

16 September 18, 2001

Interview With a Short Seller - The Motley Fool

15 June 6, 2001

Stock Market Scams - Ludwig von Mises Institute

14 May 22, 2001

The Short-Seller's Mindset - The Motley Fool

13 May 16, 2001

King Of The Shorts - Forbes

12 May 11, 2000

Dreyfus to Pay $2.9 Million After Investigation of Fund - New York Times

11 October 15, 1999

Disclosure Issue Hits White-Shoe Manager - The Wall Street Journal

10 August 18, 1999

23 Reasons Wall Street hates Manuel Asensio - Worth magazine

9 April 20, 1999

False Publicity Bars Turbodyne From Trade - Los Angeles Times

8 January 18, 1999

Demolition Man - New York Magazine

7 January 2, 1999

Casting a long shadow on Wall Street - Financial Post

6 October 26, 1998

Get Shorty - The New Republic

5 August 2, 1998

Able Telcom faces maverick broker as it ventures into the big leagues - Palm Beach Post

4 March 11, 1998

A Stock Crusader In a Short-Seller Suit - The New York Times

3 February 28, 1997

How a short-seller brought down Diana Corp. - The Business Journal

2 February 17, 1997

Short-Sellers: Un-American or Apple-Pie? - Profit - Investor Portfolio

1 August 5, 1996

The Secret World of Short Sellers - BusinessWeek