Is short-seller Chanos good at buying stocks too?

Jim Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates.
Adam Jeffery | CNBC
Jim Chanos, president and founder of Kynikos Associates.

Like a lot of investors who bet against the market, notable short-seller Jim Chanos, who helped take down Enron, has fallen on some hard times.

So much so that Chanos is currently marketing a fund that will focus on long positions, reports The New York Times.

What's a bear to do when the biggest Federal Reserve stimulus ever causes a six-year rally for stocks?

If Chanos' latest move is any indication, join the bulls.

This isn't totally new for the manager. His Kynikos Associates does have a long book that makes up about 9 percent of its assets, according to hedge fund database Symmetric.io.

So how has Chanos done at buying stocks?