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As the first-ever activist short-seller database, we are the go-to source for information on short-seller activists and the public companies they target.

Here is just a sampling of our research covered by the media.

“While stock pickers are losing the fight for clients, some successes by short sellers have made the strategy more popular... Data firm Activist Shorts tracked 171 public short campaigns this year.”

The Big Short Was Only One Reason 2015 Was The Year of the Bears by Trista Kelley, December 2015

“According to the website Activist Shorts Research, Citron has undertaken 51 campaigns against companies in the S&P 500 since 2009, along with several Chinese companies, citing allegations including pyramid schemes, ineffective products and accounting or business frauds.”

Ackman Feeling Shortseller's Sting as Citron Sinks Valeant Stock by Oliver Renick, Anna-Louise Jackson and Joseph Ciolli, October 2015

“The numbers, however, suggest shorts are growing bolder. In 2014, short sellers, both named and unnamed, waged 146 public campaigns, up from 121 in 2013, according to research firm Activist Shorts.”

Hated Short Sellers Get Bold in Anonymous Age of Twitter by Trista Kelley, May 2015

“The Activist Shorts Research report noted that Shkreli's 14 known short positions - mostly in 2011 and 2012 - declined significantly, an average of 23.8 percent over the life of the campaign.”

Controversial pharma CEO Martin Shkreli plans image rehab by Lawrence Delevingne, October 2015

“Carnes's research firm Alfred Little has the best track record among short sellers, according to data compiled by Activists Shorts Research that shows the share performances of companies it targeted.”

Short sellers target China, this time from the shadows by Lawrence White and Pete Sweeney, September 2014

“In a 2014 survey by Activist Shorts Research that ranked short sellers according to returns from their campaigns, Alfred Little ranked first out of a field of 28.”

The full story of Jon Carnes, Silvercorp and the BCSC by Bruce Livesey, May 2015

“The stocks of the companies have fallen an average of 76 percent. That makes [Daniel Yu of Gotham City Research] the year’s best short seller, according to an analysis by database Activist Shorts Research, which tracks short sellers who make their research public.”

Mysterious ‘Batman’ of Wall Street is taking down fraudsters by Michelle Celarier, November 2014

“In a sign of the increasing importance of so-called short-activists, investors who speak up publicly about their bearish bets, a database dedicated to tracking their campaigns launched Monday.”

New Site to Track Activist Short-Sellers Launches As Bears Gain Prominence by Juliet Chung, July 2014