The Battle Over Herbalife


The following video is from Wednesday's MarketFoolery podcast, in which host Chris Hill, as well as analysts Tim Hanson and Joe Magyer, discuss the top business and investing stories.

Hedge fund manager Dan Loeb has taken an 8% stake in Herbalife , a company that Bill Ackman, also a hedge fund manager, recently came out in excoriating opposition to, calling the company a pyramid scheme and putting a huge short on the stock. In this segment, the guys discuss some of the potential tactics that Loeb may have up his sleeve in putting some real pressure on Ackman's short position.

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The relevant video segment can be found between 13:05 and 18:10.

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