Beyond Meat: One Heavily Shorted Stock

Fake meat firm Beyond Meat, Inc. (BYND) is one of the most heavily shorted stock at discount brokerages according to a note in The Wall Street Journal yesterday. In addition to the fake meat sector, the cannabis sector is also most shorted by market participants. NASDAQ listed Tilray Inc(TLRY) is one example in the Cannabis space. …

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The Berlin Biotech Ecosystem: Infographic

Biotech companies tend to spring up around clusters. In the US, some of the biotech clusters are around Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, etc. Similarly in Europe the Berlin region is one of the major biotech clusters. Factors such as research institutions, universities, venture capital, strong government support, etc. tend to encourage the growth of clusters. …

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Monopoly Madness in the U.S. Railroad Industry

The freight railroad industry in the U.S. is highly concentrated with a handful of full of firms dominating the market. With the passage of the Staggers Rail Act of 1980 which deregulated the industry and sparked an era of mergers and acquisitions, the number of Class I railroads dramatically shrank from over 30 to just …

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