Jim Chanos: Ten lessons from the financial crisis

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Jim Chanos is a legendary American hedge fund manager and president and founder of Kynikos Associates, a New York City investment company focused on short selling. He rose to fame in the 1980s as a short seller who had a knack for spotting stocks what he thought to be overvalued. After working as an analyst in several firms, he founded Kynikos (Greek for “cynic”) as a firm specializing in short selling.

This post, courtesy of Clusterstock, features a slideshow Chanos presented at the annual Virginia Value Investing Conference. The slides highlight in an easy-to-read format ten lessons from the financial crisis – lesson investors might already have forgotten.

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Source: John Carney, Clusterstock, November 3, 2009.

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1 comment to Jim Chanos: Ten lessons from the financial crisis

  • THANKS for digging that up and posting it. Excellent.

    Sadly all the indicators are that the Industry is scurrying back to business as usual as fast as their feet and our money can carry them.

    Maybe we need a need set of hedge products to trade on bad practices?

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