Jim Chanos

Jim Chanos

Last Update: 08-14-2015

Number of Stocks: 33
Number of New Stocks: 9

Total Value: $228 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 37%

Countries: USA
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Jim Chanos Watch

  • Short-Selling Guru Jim Chanos Discusses China

    Is all of this concern about China just another case of the financial media creating drama and market participants overreacting?

    According to Jim Chanos (Trades, Portfolio) of Kynikos the answer to that question is most definitely no.


  • Jim Chanos Makes 16 New Buys in First Quarter

    Jim Chanos (Trades, Portfolio) is known as a short seller, and his current short positions can be found under the "Short Selling" tab on his portfolio page. Chanos made 16 new buys in the first quarter, and many immediately became among the most valuable holdings in his portfolio.

    The largest of Chanos’ new buys was DBX ETF Trust (DBEM), an exchange traded fund that invests in the public equity markets of countries in South America, the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Chanos bought 334,760 shares for an average price of $21.85 per share. The transaction, which had a 4.59% impact on Chanos’ portfolio, made DBX ETF Trust the second-largest stake in Chanos’ possession by volume and the fourth-most valuable.


  • Jim Chanos Interview With Wall Street Week.

    Legendary short seller Jim Chanos (Trades, Portfolio) of Kynikos Associates did an interview with the new Wall Street Week. Chanos discusses various topics ranging from short selling to China. He also discusses his views on energy stocks and Flash Crashes. The interview was very informative and had lots of good information on short selling.


  • A Half Hour With Short Selling Legend Jim Chanos

    Many observers think that the highest quality investment analysis comes from people who take the short side of a trade.

    It makes sense, short sellers take on a much higher level of risk given that there is no limit to how high a stock price can go.


  • Jim Chanos' Most Heavily Weighted Trades in Q1 2015

    Famed short seller Jim Chanos (Trades, Portfolio) went to Wall Street in 1980, doing investment banking deals. In 1982 he got the first short idea. That got him thinking about short as a business. Now he's running $6 billion, $5.5 in short. He is now holding a portfolio composed of 36 stocks (16 of them bought on Q1, 2015) and with a total value of $213 million.

    On Q1, 2015 he did 48 trades, and the following are the ones that had the strongest impact on his portfolio (I am listing just trades of stocks, but he also traded even some ETF; for the full list, visit this page).


  • Morgan Stanley's Q1 Results Beat Wall Street Estimates

    In this article, let's take a look at Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), a $72.64 billion market cap company, which is a financial holding company that provides various financial products and services to corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals worldwide.

    Beating Consensus Estimates


  • Some Reasons to Consider Nordstrom in Your Long-Term Portfolio

    In this article, let's take a look at Nordstrom Inc. (NYSE:JWN), a $15.54 billion market cap company that is a specialty retailer of apparel and accessories, widely known for its emphasis on service, which operates some 290 stores in 38 states.

    Plans to increase


  • CGI Group – Attractive Valuation With Headline Risk

    CGI Group (GIB) is a current selection of GuruFocus’ Undervalued Predictable Companies Screener. With a decade-long track record of increasing EPS with few interruptions, management has shown an ability to gradually grow shareholder returns and margins over time.


  • An Interview With Short Seller Marc Cohodes

    In this exclusive interview Marc Cohodes shares his thoughts on the stock market today, important life lessons, favorite short ideas, the best/worst managers and analysts on Wall Street and more.

    Marc Cohodes was a well-known portfolio manager at Copper River/Rocker Partners for 25 years. The now closed firm was one of the largest short-selling focused hedge funds in its time and managed over $1.5 billion in assets at its peak. The New York Times called himthe highest-profile short-seller on Wall Street.


  • Hedge Fund Guru Crispin Odey Says China Could Lead To Recession

    One of the world's leading hedge fund managers has warned that economies dependent on China for income, including Australia, are headed for recession, and central banks will not be able to able to come to the rescue because they have exhausted the arsenal of policy weapons.

    Crispin Odey, who is the founder of London-based Odey Asset Management, has taken a number of short positions on Australia since adopting a bearish view of China's growth outlook.


  • SunEdison Becomes Jim Chanos' Top Holding in Fourth Quarter

    Guru Jim Chanos (Trades, Portfolio), president and founder of Kynikos Associates, is known for short selling. While GuruFocus emphasizes long positions, Chanos’ fourth-quarter activity offers a glimpse of how malleable the portfolio of a short seller can be.

    Chanos bought holdings in 10 companies that are new to his portfolio – SunEdison Inc (NYSE:SUNE), SPDR S&P Retail [ETF] (XRT), SPDR S&P China [ETF] (GXC), Nordstrom Inc (NYSE:JWN), United States Oil Fund LP [ETF] (USO), WisdomTree Inter Hedged Eq Fund (HEDJ), Allegiant Travel Co LLC (NASDAQ:ALGT), Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA (NYSE:BUD),Boston Beer Co Inc (NYSE:SAM) and iShares Russell 2000 Index [ETF] (IWM) – and one of those new stakes became the top holding in his portfolio..


  • Short Seller Jim Chanos Thinks Either Stock Prices of Major Oil Producers Is Too High Or Oil is Too Low

    Short seller Jim Chanos (Trades, Portfolio) made a killing this year shorting beleagured Brazilian oil producer Petrobras.

    Today he finds it interesting that the larger oil companies haven't sold off much despite the huge drop in oil.  

  • Most-Bought Oil Stocks of Investment Gurus in Q3

    Oil prices that started to dip in June have fallen to five-year lows as the world produces more than expected and uses less than expected, and U.S. shale operations add excess supply to the market. The drop continued on Monday, as U.S. oil stocks fell 3.3% on Monday, to close at $55.91 a barrel.


  • Betting on a Stock While Digital Payment is Growing

    In this article, let's take a look at Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), a $133.03 billion market cap company, which is the world's largest retail electronic payments network and leading payments brand, providing services to consumers, businesses and governments globally.

    A Market Leader


  • Short Seller Jim Chanos – Petrobras Is A Scheme (Transcript)

    STEPHANIE RUHLE, BLOOMBERG: Jim, we will get to talk about China, but you just left the stage. You have been followed out here by attendees talking about your big idea, Petrobras (NYSE:PZE). Talk to us.

    JIM CHANOS, FOUNDER, KYNIKOS ASSOCIATES: Well, I guess we’re going to talk about one emerging market situation first. I gave a presentation inside to the Robin Hood folks on an idea we’ve been involved with on and off for the last couple years, but it was timely because of the upcoming election. This Sunday the presidential election in Brazil is occurring, and Brazilian stocks have basically been – been ping pong balls moving every which way based on where people think the presidential election will fall out.


  • The New House Of Money - Jim Chanos

  • Why Starbucks is a Buy

    In this article, let´s consider Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), a $57.14 billion market cap, which has a trailing P/E ratio that indicates that the stock is relatively overvalued (PE 251.6x vs Industry Median 30.7x).

    So in this article, let's take a look at a model which is applicable to stable, mature, dividend-paying firms and try to find the intrinsic value of the stock. Although the model has a number of characteristics that make it useful and appropriate for many applications, is by no means the be-all and end-all for valuation. The purpose is to force investors to evaluate different assumptions about growth and future prospects.


  • Allergan: A ROE That Has Returned to Acceptable Levels

    In this article, let´s see one of the most important financial ratios applying to stockholders, the best measure of performance for a firm's management: the Return on Equity (ROE), and we are going to analyze it in the case of Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN)

    ROE is calculated as net income applicable to common shares divided by the average book value of common equity: ROE = Net Income / Av. Book Value


  • The Top Net Buys Of The Hedge Fund Gurus

    Now that the second quarter portfolios have been filed with the SEC, I used the GuruFocus S&P 500 Grid to get a look at what the hedge fund gurus have been buying. I prefer to use “net buys” over “buys” because it also factors in what the hedge fund gurus have been selling. When using the S&P 500 Grid, I adjusted the settings to only include the hedge fund gurus and examined the results for both S&P 500 and non-S&P 500 companies. The top results were MasterCard (MA), eBay (EBAY), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Ally Financial (ALLY), Actavis (ACT), and Allergan (AGN).

    MasterCard Inc (MA)


  • Tudor´s Top Second Quarter Stocks

    Over the past days hedge funds have been filing their form 13-F, which is a quarterly report of equity holdings by filed institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this article, let´s concentrate on one particular hedge fund and try to see the principal holdings in its portfolio. I will look into Tudor Investment Corporation.

    Recently the fund reported its equity portfolio at the end of June. The total value of the portfolio amounted to $1750 million, up from $1736 million disclosed at the end of the previous quarter. Consequently, the fund's total return was 0.8% in the last quarter. The filing revealed that at the end of June, the fund added 330 new positions to its equity portfolio and sold out 354. The top ten portfolio holdings as of the end of the quarter represented 25.42%. The largest changes from previous 13-F´s fillings are in the tech and consumer staples sectors.


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