If you want to know where short-sellers get their ideas, check out the latest blog post by John Hempton at Bronte Capital. It's a truly riveting account of how a high-end perfume purchase put him on the trail to Huabao, a Hong Kong listed flavours-and-fragrances company, whose profit margins and R&D expenses raised some eyebrows.
David Berman has been writing about business and investing since 1995. He has written for a number of magazines, including Canadian Business and MoneySense. He worked at the Financial Post as an investing writer and daily columnist before moving to the Globe and Mail in 2008. More