Michael Burry, a hedge fund manager renowned for predicting the 2008 financial crisis, has drawn parallels between the current banking turmoil and the Panic of 1907. He noted that three weeks after J.P. Morgan made a stand, the panic was resolved and the markets bottomed. “A stand was made this past weekend,” the famous investor pointed out.
Michael Burry on Bank Failures, Panic of 1907, Markets Bottoming
Famous investor and founder of investment firm Scion Asset Management, Michael Burry, has compared the current financial turmoil, following the collapse of multiple banks, to the Panic of 1907. Burry is best known for being the first investor to foresee and profit from the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis that occurred between 2007 and 2010. He is profiled in “The Big Short,” a book by Michael Lewis about the mortgage crisis, which was made into a movie starring Christian Bale.
The “Big Short” investor tweeted Wednesday:
In October 1907, Knickerbocker Trust failed due to risky bets, sparking a panic. Two others soon failed, and it spread. When a run began on a healthy Trust, J.P. Morgan made a stand. 3 weeks later the panic resolved & markets bottomed. A stand was made this past weekend.
Knickerbocker Trust Company was one…