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DealBook: These Traders Got the Jump on the Pandemic

Oct 15, 2020 - The New York Times

Private White House briefings were shared with investors who made fortuitous bets against the market in late February.

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‘Short everything’

In late February, the Trump administration was publicly playing down the severity of the worsening coronavirus epidemic. But in private, White House officials had a different story — and that information was shared with top traders who made fortuitous bets against the market...