Greenlight Posts January Loss

David Einhorn’s largest long positions kept the decline from being much worse.

David Einhorn (Kholood Eid/Bloomberg)

David Einhorn

(Kholood Eid/Bloomberg)

Greenlight Capital got off to a rough start in January.

The value-driven hedge fund headed by David Einhorn lost 1.6 percent in January, a month in which the Nasdaq Composite jumped 10.7 percent and the S&P 500 gained 6.6 percent, the latter’s best January performance since 2001.

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