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Paulo Santos
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I am a Portuguese independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked for both sell side (brokerage) and buy side (fund management) institutions. I've been trading professionally for about 20 years and also launched in 2004. Thinkfn (Think Finance) carries... More
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  • Public Alert, "Paulo Santos", "Binary Options"

    There is a fake "Paulo Santos" on Google+ (and God knows where else) that's peddling a "Binary options" service though a video.

    This is a fake "Paulo Santos", it is not me.

    Here's an example of the fake Paulo Santos:

    Jul 02 8:16 AM | Link | 16 Comments
  • Possible EBay/PayPal Security Breach

    This is still tentative, but Engadget has noticed that Ebay (NASDAQ:EBAY) posted a message asking all users to change their passwords.

    While this might be some kind of snafu by Ebay staff, it might also mean that a security breach took place and Ebay will be reporting it soon. If such were the case, for a business handling money like PayPal it would be a tremendous negative.

    This would echo what happened to Target (NYSE:TGT), but would actually be more relevant due to the nature of PayPal's business.

    PayPal relevance

    In the latest quarter, PayPal represented 43.3% of Ebay's revenue.


    For those holding long Ebay positions, it might make sense to take a more defensive posture until this clears up.

    I have taken a small short position on EBAY in the pre-market session due to this development.

    Disclosure: I am short EBAY. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

    Tags: EBAY, short-ideas
    May 21 8:02 AM | Link | 9 Comments
  • No 0km Teslas

    I have just received the following announcement.

    Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

    Tags: TSLA
    Mar 24 11:34 AM | Link | 2 Comments
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