Jim Chanos

Jim Chanos

Last Update: 2014-08-14

Number of Stocks: 26
Number of New Stocks: 4

Total Value: $293 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 17%

Countries: USA
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Jim Chanos' s Profile & Performance


Famed short seller. Jim Chanos went to Wall Street in 1980, doing investment banking deal. In 1982 got the first short idea. That got him thinking about short as a business. Now running $6 billion. $5.5 in short.

What we cover here are his long positions. We do not have his short positions. At least he is not shorting these stocks.

Investing Philosophy

His famous quote: 'One thing people always say that “I don’t want to short because it can go to infinite.” But I have seen much more 0 than infinite.'

Total Holding History

Top Ranked Articles

Is Jim Chanos Right About Solar Energy: FSLR, CSIQ, HSOL, JASO?
Several solar energy companies appear in GuruFocus’ 52-Week Lows screener. Some of the ones that have dropped the most include Hanwha SolarOne Co. (HSOL) which is 87.5% off its highs, Canadian Solar (CSIQ) which is 86.6% off its highs, JA Solar Holdings (JASO) 82.5% off its highs, and First Solar (FSLR) 74.4% off its highs. Read more...
Jim Chanos’ 4 Long Bank Positions
Jim Chanos is president and founder of $6 billion, New York-based Kynikos Associates, a global long-short investment firm that employs fundamental analysis when choosing investments. In an interview Wednesday with CNBC, he explained his views on the global financial in terms of a “credit python” with China at the beginning going in, Europe in the middle and the U.S. at the end. As a result, he has taken long and short positions in various banks, although “nothing he is jumping up and down about,” he said. “Things have gotten expensive pretty quickly,” he added. Read more...
James Chanos Discusses Investment and Other Things
James Chanos, President/Founder Kynikos Associates, manages $6.7 billion. He is at CNBC today discussing investment from a short seller point of view. Read more...
Short-Seller Jim Chanos Buys Long Positions Starbucks and Occidental Petroleum in Q3
Jim Chanos, founder and president of hedge fund Kynikos Associates, has a better eye for when a company is verging on failure than poised for growth. Thus, he dedicates most of his fund to short positions. Famous examples include his prescient calls on Enron and Baldwin-United, which he shorted. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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Short Seller Jim Chanos – Petrobras Is A Scheme (Transcript) Jim Chanos - 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 (PZE). Talk to us. More...

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The New House Of Money - Jim Chanos
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Why Starbucks is a Buy JIm Chanos,Frank Sands - Why Starbucks Is A Buy
In this article, let´s consider Starbucks Corporation (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). More...

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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. (AGN) More...

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The Top Net Buys Of The Hedge Fund Gurus Steven Mandel,Jim Chanos,Jim Simons,George Soros,C - 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). More...

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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. More...

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Keurig Green Mountain: The Case For A Copy-Cat Short Jim Chanos,David Tepper - Keurig Green Mountain: The Case For A Copy-Cat Short
Einhorn may present new research on GMCR at the next Value Investing Congress in September More...


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Short Sellor Jim Chanos’ Long Positions: Buys eBay, Cloud Peak Energy, Noble Energy, Sells FXI, Citi
Renowned short seller Jim Chanos (Trades, Portfolio) just reported his first quarter portfolio. He buys eBay, Cloud Peak Energy, Noble Energy, MasterCard, sells iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF), Citigroup, iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF), Huntington Ingalls Industries, Electronic Arts, iShares Russell 2000 Index (ETF), Charles Schwab Corp, SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF, Vanguard MSCI Europe ETF, Visa, Arch Coal, Workday, FireEye, SPDR S&P 500 ETF, EOG Resources, Morgan Stanley, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp, Starbucks Corp during the 3-months ended 03/31/2014, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Kynikos Associates LP. As of 03/31/2014, Kynikos Associates LP owns 25 stocks with a total value of $308 million. These are the details of the buys and sells. More...

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Jim Chanos on Green Mountain Short, China Short, Valeant and Short Selling
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Jim Chanos on Shorting PCs, Front Running Markets
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Jim Chanos in Speculative IPOs, Rigged Markets, Shorting Caterpillar
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Jim Chanos on Shorting Sotheby's, IPOs
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Stocks Tend to Outperform Bonds but with Greater Risk
Markets opened higher on Tuesday following a crush on Monday that saw all three major indexes put up at least a 2% loss on the day. Wall Street closed Tuesday with gains: The DJIA closed up 0.47% (advanced 72.44 points, at 15445.24), the S&P 500 closed up 0.76% (advanced 13.31 points, at 1755.20) and the Nasdaq Composite closed up 0.86% (moved up 35.12 points to 4032.08). More...


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USG - Bring the Dilution Warren Buffett,Jim Chanos - USG - Bring The Dilution
The sheetrock manufacturer USG has recently seen a pop in its share price as Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) exercised his convertible bonds on the company.  Buffett’s $300 million loan to the company in 2009 came with a convertible price of $11.40 per share.  Confusion has ensued as investors speculators and the media are led to believe Buffett is taking a new stake in the company.  The stake is hardly new and there was very little doubt this option would be exercised especially as it was one of the most lucrative deals Buffett had made during the crisis. More...

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Short Seller Jim Chanos Buys Yelp, Arch Coal Inc, FXI, Sells Deere, Whole Foods Market, Microsoft
Short seller Jim Chanos must be very bearish right now. He has sold many positions in his long positions, and added only a few. Jim Chanos buys Yelp Inc, Arch Coal Inc, iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 Index (ETF), MasterCard Incorporated, Visa, Inc., sells Deere & Co, Whole Foods Market, Inc., Microsoft Corporation, Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc, Starbucks, SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF, SPDR S&P 500 ETF, Charles Schwab Corp, Apple Inc, United States Natural Gas Fund, LP, McDonald's Corporation, Citigroup Inc, KKR & Co LP, Electronic Arts, Inc., Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. during the 3-months ended 09/30/2013, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, Kynikos Associates LP. More...

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The New Contender and Its Closest Rival
The heavy machinery industry is seeing the rise of a new contender, as a merger between CNH and Fiat Industrial gave birth to CNH Industrial (CNHI). However, a new company does not mean that old problems will go away. Let us see what the future holds for the recently formed firm, and compare it with its closest competitor, AGCO (AGCO). More...


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Don’t Get Lost in the Amazon (or Why Should You Bet on eBay)
Amazon.com (AMZN) is the largest specialty retailer in the web by far. Its market cap of $142 billion is more than double that of its closest competitor, eBay (EBAY), whose market cap reaches $66.5 billion. Other big players in the arena like MercadoLibre (MELI) and Liquidity Services (LQDT) can´t even reach Amazon´s heels, with market capitalizations more than 20 times smaller than the industry’s behemoth. More...


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Two American Leading Stocks in the Agriculture Industry
When looking for long-term investment, I oppose to dividing capital between two competing firms in the same sector. While some individuals find the strategy as a safeguard against total losses, I prefer to choose complementing companies. I believe the strategy is more profitable in the long run, and market synergies can be absorbed more effectively. In this case, I will analyze two market leaders: seed and crop protection producer, Monsanto (MON), and agricultural machinery manufacturer, Deere & Co. (DE). More...


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Jim Chanos Question and Answer Session at the Wall Street Journal Conference
Jim Chanos is among the most successful and certainly most well-known short-selling investors. He recently spoke at the Wall Street Journal Conference. Some of his observations in the Q&A include: - The last year reminds him of the late '90s: tough for short-sellers and stretched valuations. - He thinks that the Chinese credit system is now being constrained by loan to deposit ratios and that shadow banking lending is now driving the bus. - It doesn't appear to him that China learned anything from the U.S. collapse of that was created by the bubbles built in 2005 to 2006. Watch the video for more from Chanos on what we should avoid today as long investors: More...

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McDonald's 'Big Win'
McDonald's Corp (MCD) is the world s largest chain of fast food restaurants. As of Dec. 31, 2012, the company generates revenue through company-owned restaurants (around 68% of sales), franchise royaltiesand licensing pacts (32% of sales). More...


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