Lares Capital
Hedge fund manager, small-cap, long/short equity

WWWW: The Greatest Stock Promotion Story Ever Told

I have long been wary of the companies with self-promotional tickers. A short list of fallen Chinese reverse mergers sports names like HEAT, CABL, ZOOM, CAST, BORN, and BEST. Most of these former high-fliers are either trading today for pennies or de-listed. If you need an anecdotal sign of a stock promotion, you can start with a gaudy ticker name.

For American companies wanting to be take...

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