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The rhetorical shelling heats up again between hedge fund icons Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman, this...

The rhetorical shelling heats up again between hedge fund icons Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman, this time with Mr. Icahn responding to yesterday's press release issued by Ackman commenting on their business dealings. To that end, Icahn retorts: "To get the record straight, I never asked Ackman to be my friend." He goes on to say that "Even if we were friends, I would never have invested with him because I believe he takes inordinate risks. Herbalife (HLF) I believe proves this point." HLF can turn out to be 'the mother of all short squeezes' Icahn warns, and selling short 20% of the company "leaves much to be questioned."
Comments (6)
  • Don't know who is telling the truth, but Icahn is acting like a real Ahole.
    25 Jan 2013, 12:49 PM Reply Like
  • Falling off my chair when Icahn says 'my hand shake is good.

     

    Bwahhhhhaaaaaaa

     

    Adds to meaning to the term 'lawyered up' if you go anywhere near him.
    25 Jan 2013, 12:56 PM Reply Like
  • Ackman is the jack ass here....his JCP bet is blowing up in his face.....so he tries a bear run on HLF....to save his quarter and year...his arrogance will be his down fall...he was negative 4 plus percent for 4th quarter ...and under 9 percent return for the year...only half of what the indexes returned....redemptions are coming....
    25 Jan 2013, 01:20 PM Reply Like
  • Icahn hit one out of the park with his NFLX buy. All these guys are arrogant, the key is figuring out which ones are the sharpest.
    25 Jan 2013, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • I would not buy a used car from Icahn...he reminds me too much of a bullying used car salesman...
    25 Jan 2013, 02:05 PM Reply Like
  • Watch the full interview between the two on youtube http://bit.ly/WBJsev
    27 Jan 2013, 03:40 PM Reply Like
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