Jim Chanos: “Radioactive” Stuff Often In Plain SightVW Staff
Jim Chanos is not afraid to admit that his first foray into short-selling was a kind of baptism by fire. On a Bloomberg interview conducted by Barry Ritholtz, Chanos recalls how in 1982, when he was a budding analyst, he recommended a short on Baldwin-United, a piano maker turned insurance company. Sensing that all was not well with the accounting practices surrounding the annuities that . . .
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