Watch the full interview with Carl Icahn on the crash, what's he's buying and his biggest short

Carl Icahn
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Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn said on CNBC's "Halftime Report" that he has been bearish on stocks for several years, believing the conditions were there for a sharp pullback.

"There's just too much money floating around. So all that money floating around over these years is there waiting for a match to ignite it, and the match has kind of been this coronavirus," Icahn said.

With the major indexes now trading in bear market territory, Icahn said he is becoming a bit more optimistic and told CNBC about some of his biggest positions. Here's the full interview exclusive to Pro subscribers.