“Big Short” big shot Michael Burry is repeating his warning that the U.S. stock market is in the midst of a major crash.
Burry, who’s famous mainly for his bet against subprime mortgages during the Great Recession, is equating current market conditions to the crashes in 2008 and 2000.
Burry tweeted yesterday, “Crypto crash. Check. Meme crash. Check. SPAC crash. Check. Inflation. Check. 2000. Check. 2008. Check. 2022. Check.”
The Scion Capital Management chief’s latest pronouncement comes during a period of prolonged pain for especially paper market investors.
The S&P 500 is down about 18% since January 1st (it hit -24% in mid-June), while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has plummeted about 15% (its 2022 low is -19.8%).
And the techy Nasdaq has fallen about 9% (it’s been as low as -35%) over the same period – all at or into bear territory.
Popular “meme stocks” have struggled during this virtually all-encompassing downturn.
Bed Bath & Beyond shares are down more than 51%, AMC shares have plunged nearly 70% and GameStop shares have fallen about 37% this year.
Burry has also called out weakness in SPACS – special purpose acquisition companies – which boomed during the stock market’s surge after its plunge in March 2020 but have cooled considerably over the last year.
Meanwhile, bitcoin is down more than 60% this year and has dived below $19,000.