‘Big Short’ Burry exits bearish bets on Tesla, Google By Reuters



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By David Randall

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fund supervisor Michael Burry of “The Big Short” fame exited bearish bets on Tesla (NASDAQ:) Inc, Alphabet (NASDAQ:) Inc’s Google, and fund supervisor Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation fund final quarter, in response to SEC filings launched on Monday.

Burry, whose bets towards mortgage securities within the run-up to the 2008 monetary disaster had been featured in Michael Lewis’ 2010 e-book “The Big Short,” and who now runs $638 million Scion Asset Management, exited out of put choices on barely greater than 1 million shares of Tesla, a snapshot of his portfolio as of Sept. 30 confirmed.

Burry advised CNBC in October that he was not betting towards Tesla and that his place, which was disclosed earlier this yr, was only a commerce.

Put choices give buyers the fitting to promote shares at a sure value sooner or later.

Among different positions he exited had been put choices on 91,900 shares of Alphabet Inc and 1.9 million shares of the iShares 20 yr plus Treasury ETF.

Burry additionally exited a put place on 235,500 shares of ARK Innovation, the ETF run by star stockpicker Cathie Wood which was the top-performing U.S. fairness fund final yr because of its bets on high-growth corporations that rallied in the course of the early levels of the pandemic.

The $20.5 billion fund has slipped this yr, nonetheless, and is down 4.8% for the yr to this point regardless of the 24.7% rally within the S&P 500.

It was not clear how Burry’s bearish bets on Tesla and the others fared, provided that regulatory filings don’t require the disclosure of choices strikes, buy costs and expiration dates.

At the identical time, Burry added a brand new lengthy place in Lockheed Martin Corp (NYSE:), oil drilling gear firm Now Inc and biotech firm Scynexis Inc, in response to SEC filings.

Each firm rose in afternoon buying and selling on Thursday, whereas the broad was flat.

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