Big Short trader who predicted 2008 financial crisis bets $1.6bn on stock market crash by end of 2023

An investor featured in The Big Short movie after he accurately wager on the housing market collapse in 2008 has now predicted a Wall Avenue crash by the end of this 12 months.

Michael Burry, performed by Christian Bale within the 2015 Adam McKay movie, has reportedly wager greater than $1.6 billion (£1.25 million) on the occasion occurring in 2023.

Safety Change Fee filings, which have been launched on Monday, confirmed he has taken out the wagers in opposition to S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 – each consultant of the US economic system at giant.

Mr Burry is reported by CNN to be utilizing greater than 90 per cent of his portfolio to wager on the market downturn.

His fund, Scion Asset Administration, was proven to have purchased giant stakes in put choices in opposition to each stock market indexes. Put choices give the fitting to promote an asset at a selected worth.

Mr Burry purchased $866 million (£679 million) in put choices in opposition to a fund that tracks the S&P 500 and $739 million (£580 million) in put choices in opposition to a fund that tracks the Nasdaq 100.

His wager comes because the S&P 500 has risen 16 per cent and the Nasdaq 100 38 per cent already this 12 months.

Mr Burry grew to become well-known for his market actions within the mid 2000s when he wager in opposition to the housing market in occasions that led to the worldwide recession.

It looks like he doesn’t all the time get it proper, nonetheless. In January he tweeted: “Promote” to his 1.4 million followers, however then in March he wrote “I used to be incorrect to say promote”.

Christian Bale, together with his Finest Supporting Actor Oscar gong, performed Michael Burry


As of August 17, his account now seems to be inactive with none tweets in any way – having deleted his exercise in a stand in opposition to Elon Musk.

The Big Short was initially a greatest promoting ebook by Michael Lewis earlier than being tailored into the movie, which additionally starred Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.

Actor Bale stated in 2015 of assembly and taking part in Mr Burry: “He’s a person who is aware of himself extremely effectively, and has a mind not like any mind I’ve ever come throughout in my life, and who has not solely this nice understanding and love of numbers and feeling for numbers, however unbelievable emotion for the implications.

“He utterly understood what was occurring right here. Considered himself not as a hero within the slightest.”

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