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Who is Michael Burry?

BY Shahzad Saeed Aug 15, 2023. 08:21 pm UPDATED: Aug 15, 2023. 08:21 pm

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Michael Burry made headlines recently for making a staggering $1.6 billion wager against the stock market, which attracted attention. Burry’s investment approach has rekindled the interest of financial enthusiasts and analysts with an updated portfolio that reflects his actions up until June 30.

Burry allocated a sizable portion of his investment capital to bearish options. Notably, his portfolio contains about 51.05% puts on the S&P 500 ($SPY) and another 42.54% on the QQQ, demonstrating his prudence regarding the direction of the market. His puts have a combined value of roughly $1.6 billion.

These investments give some indication of Burry’s concern about the market’s future performance. He now has the ability to sell shares at predetermined prices thanks to the options he purchased, indicating a negative or defensive attitude.

Michael Burry has a history of making risky investment decisions. Prior to the financial crisis of 2008, he made some lucrative bets against the US housing market, which helped him become famous. His knowledge and foresight gained him notoriety, and he was featured prominently in Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book “The Big Short,” which was later made into a movie.

His most recent portfolio changes, which are characterized by bearish options, reflect his out-of-the-ordinary style and willingness to take contrarian positions in light of his observations.

Due to the limited disclosure of regulatory filings, Burry’s recent option bets are still the subject of conjecture; however, his reputation as a forward-thinking investor with a knack for foreseeing market shifts endures. His ability to predict the 2008 financial crisis demonstrated his aptitude for analysis and helped cement his reputation as a leading figure in the investment industry.

Michael Burry: Who is he?

With a small inheritance, American investor and neurology expert Michael James Burry started the hedge fund Scion Capital in 2000. He became well-known for foreseeing the subprime mortgage crisis with great accuracy. He made significant profits from his calculated bets against the housing market, and Christian Bale famously played him in the movie version of “The Big Short.”

Burry’s value investing philosophy and willingness to question accepted financial principles are the driving forces behind his frequent departures from conventional investing practices. He has criticized the way governments have responded to financial crises, and his knowledge of money and investing continues to influence the way he makes his particular investments.

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