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How retail investors can avoid short-sellers' targets

Such stocks generally show signs of basic problems which diligent investors can recognise.

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Just as a patient's fever tells a doctor something's wrong, a business reporting consistent negative operating cash flows with strong accounting profits flashes a clear ''something is wrong'' signal to the smart investor.

OVER the past few months, many Singapore companies have come under the spotlight of short-sellers and have been sold aggressively. Even companies such as Noble and Olam which were thought of as high-quality growth companies with wide institutional ownership have not been spared. Retail investors...

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