20 most-shorted SPACs — 36 stocks set to surge under Biden — Carlson Capital's tough 2 years

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  • These are the 20 SPACs that investors are betting against. 
  • Truist executives explain the super-regional bank’s technology overhaul. 
  • Carlson Capital has had a tough couple years, with firm-wide assets falling nearly $3 billion.

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These are the 20 most-shorted SPACs in the market right now as skeptics wager billions against the ‘blank-check’ revolution

SPACs have been the talk of 2021 on Wall Street, but they’ve had a tough March. We mapped out the 20 most-heavily shorted SPACs based on data from analytics firm S3 Partners. 

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Truist execs map out the super-regional bank’s tech transformation, from a hybrid-cloud approach to a new roboadvisor


Regional banking giant BB&T acquired SunTrust in 2019 in a $28-billion all-stock deal to form Truist. Insider spoke to two top tech execs about their strategy for shaping the digital future of the bank. Here’s what they said.

Carlson Capital’s latest investor update shows the hedge fund has lost nearly $3 billion in assets and dozens of staffers over the last 2 years

Since 2019, Carlson Capital has seen its assets tumble from $7.7 billion to $4.8 billion, while 25 staffers have left the firm. We have an exclusive look at the hedge fund’s losses.

Odd lots:

Buy these 36 stocks poised to surge this spring as Biden’s stimulus roll-out pours into the economy, Jefferies says (Insider)

JPMorgan Jumps Into Greensill Fray, Hindering Apollo Talks (WSJ)

Citi Blocks Firms With Errant Revlon Payout From Debt Deals (Bloomberg)

Despite GameStop’s stock boom, the company is still struggling — take a look inside Ryan Cohen’s ambitious plan to ‘transform’ the retailer into the Amazon of gaming (Insider)

Roblox spikes 16% in public trading debut after $44 billion direct listing (Insider)

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