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A Half Hour Interview with Short-Selling Guru Jim Chanos

January 17, 2013 | About:

When you are the world's most well-known short-seller I wonder if you find the ideas or the if the ideas find you?

What I mean is that if you are a small hedge fund manager with a great "short" idea wouldn't it be in your best interests to share that idea with the most high-profile short-seller in the game to help expose the company in question? If you are short, the sooner others realize the flaws of a company the better, as it will increase the time you have to wait to realize investment success.

It doesn't matter where Chanos gets his idea flow from; the fact is that he called out Enron, Tyco and Worldcom for what they were and he is a man worth listening to. Here is what he is thinking these days:

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