The latest venture by Mark Cuban
Welcome to the Jungle
Today we begin our grand experiment -- independent Web-based reporting aimed at exposing securities fraud and corporate chicanery.
Call it journalism. Call it investigative blogging. Call it what you will.
More than 13,000 companies are listed on U.S. stock exchanges. Analysts for brokerages and independent research firms track fewer than half of them. Overburdened examiners at the Securities and Exchange Commission review only a fraction of the filings that come their way.
If youâ€™ve spent any time digging through muck and rot in the lower reaches of the stock market, you know that many investment opportunities are not what they seem, and that some companies are the creation of predators and pretenders.
Sharesleuth.com aims to create a new line of defense by using investigative journalism techniques and a worldwide network of amateur and professional stock detectives to identify suspect companies.
What we're about
Unlike some other investment sites, we wonâ€™t base our reports on intensive financial and technical analysis. It will be a rare story that mentions trailing EBITDA, discounted cash flow, Bollinger Bands or Stochastic Oscillators.
Sharesleuth.com will scrutinize the people behind the companies and the stories behind the stocks.
Weâ€™re looking for companies that were built for fraud, for executives who are enriching themselves at shareholder expense, and for businesses whose behavior runs counter to their stated objectives or to the public interest.
Who we are
My name is Christopher Carey. Iâ€™m editor and president. Iâ€™ve been a business reporter for more than two decades, most recently at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. I specialize in digging through SEC filings, court records and other documents to find information that companies try to bury, and in tracking the activities of known securities-law violators.
Mark Cuban, the majority partner in Sharesleuth.com, is co-founder of Broadcast.com and owner of the NBAâ€™s Dallas Mavericks. His other holdings include HDNet (a leading high-definition television network), HDNet Films, 2929 Entertainment, Magnolia Pictures and Landmark Theatres.