Even the Shorts Are Losing Now

Oct. 1.08 | About: Greenlight Capital (GLRE)

How on earth did David Einhorn's Greenlight Re contrive to lose 11.5% on its investment portfolio in September, the month that Lehman Brothers went bust? Einhorn has famously been short Lehman for many months, and the short-selling ban didn't apply to existing short positions, only to new ones.

Clearly this result wasn't expected: Greenlight (NASDAQ:GLRE) is down 25% today. Did Einhorn suffer a crisis of confidence and cover his shorts too early?