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Western Union: My Favorite Short As Disruption Is Poised To Destroy The Business

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Alexander J Poulos


  • The pace of technological innovation has quickened post the beginning of the Covid pandemic.
  • My investment philosophy is to focus on the disrupters as long-term market outperformance can be had.
  • Periodically, an interesting short candidate can appear as the business model is about to become irrevocably hampered.
  • I believe Western Union falls neatly in the short camp as will be described below.

Western Union in Lisbon

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Shorting Western Union

Before delving into the short thesis on Western Union (NYSE:WU), I wanted to give some insight into the characteristics I am looking for in a short candidate. WU in its current

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A long-time student of the game with extensive experience in trading both bull and bear markets. Leveraging the knowledge accrued over two decades of trading allowed me to profit from evolving economic conditions. My work can be seen at Valuentum.com as a healthcare analyst along with prior work on Seeking Alpha.

Analyst’s Disclosure: I/we have a beneficial short position in the shares of WU either through stock ownership, options, or other derivatives. 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.

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