Michael Burry of ‘The Big Short’ Opens New Short Position

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by John-Wetter-2310

Michael Burry, the man who famously shorted subprime mortgages during the 2008 financial crisis and then got the movie ‘The Big Short’ made after him, was just wrong in a big way.

Back in August, Burry took a $1.6 billion short position on the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100.

Well, he was wrong. Very wrong.

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This week, Burry closed this short position for an estimated loss of 40%. Oof.

Well, guess what? He hasn’t learned his lesson.

This time, he’s shorting semiconductors.

Burry’s fund, Scion Capital, newest position:

  • Shorting 100,000 shares of BlackRock’s semiconductor ETF

These 100,000 shares have a notional value of $47.4 million and it’s betting against iShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX).

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Shares of this ETF have gained +48.51% YTD

Other Semiconductor companies this year:

  • Nvidia (NVDA) shares have gained +241.05% YTD
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) shares have gained +85.65% YTD
  • Intel (INTC) shares have gained +50.58% YTD
  • Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) shares have gained +33.11% YTD

Source for all this is from here

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