Tilson Says TLRY Is Like Cryptos, 3D Printing, A Bubble About To Burst

Whitney Tilson’s additional comments on the hottest new stock TLRY. Excerpted from an email to colleagues.

A quick follow-up to my email this morning:

1) After seeing my comments on Tilray (TLRY) in my email earlier today, Yahoo Finance invited me on their afternoon streaming video show, The Final Round, where I:

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  • Heaped scorn on this obvious bubble stock, saying it’s overvalued by at least 10x, maybe even 100x
  • Compared it to cryptocurrency, 3D printing, and alternative power stocks at their peaks
  • Noted that TLRY short sellers can’t correct this inefficiency because the cost of borrow and put options are so expensive
  • Said it’s a great cautionary tale for short sellers, as it appeared to be a great short at $50 a few weeks ago – the lesson is to avoid hot stocks in hot sectors, with limited floats and a big short interest
  • Predicted that it’s certain to be down by 90% from its high today of $300 within a year (probably sooner; I think it’ll be below $100 within a month)
  • Lamented how many greedy, naïve, inexperienced individual investors are going to get incinerated
  • Said the SEC should halt TLRY trading for a week so it can investigate possible market manipulation

You can watch it here (10 minutes).

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