Should You Follow Michael Burry’s Big Bet?

Should You Follow Michael Burry’s Big Bet?

The financial world is buzzing with news of Michael Burry’s $1.6 billion bet on a stock market crash by the end of 2023.

Burry, famous for predicting the 2008 market crash and profiting from it, has once again raised eyebrows with his bold move.

As an average investor, it’s natural to feel uncertain about the future. In this blog post, we’ll explore how to approach the market amid predictions of a crash and learn from the experiences of how investors like myself, Kiana Danial, turned $500 into $4 million in my stock portfolio over eight years.

The History of Michael Burry’s Predictions

Michael Burry’s reputation precedes him as the man who foresaw the 2008 market crash, earning him $100 million by shorting the market.

Despite his success, Burry’s recent tweet advising to “sell everything” in August 2022, later retracted as a mistake, adds an element of uncertainty to his current prediction.

The Broader Landscape of Market Predictions

Burry is not alone in anticipating a significant market downturn. Notable figures like Ray Dalio and Warren Buffett also share similar concerns.

However, it’s crucial to note that certain sectors, such as Tech, have already experienced a substantial pullback in 2022 and are in recovery mode.

The Importance of Risk Management

I often emphasize the cyclical nature of markets and the inevitability of corrections. However, while acknowledging the potential for a recession, I caution against blindly following market predictions, especially for those without the means to short the market like Burry.

Instead, I advocate for a value investing approach that focuses on long-term strategies and emotional management.

The Value of Long-Term Investing

In contrast to the high-risk nature of shorting the market, I suggest a more sustainable approach — value investing.

This involves creating a list of companies one believes in for the long term and setting buy limit orders at key psychological prices.

This strategy, referred to as “set it and forget it,” allows investors to weather market fluctuations while concentrating on income-generating activities.


As the financial landscape remains uncertain, adopting a prudent approach to investing becomes paramount. Rather than succumbing to the allure of shorting the market, investors can take a page from my playbook.

By focusing on value investing, managing emotions, and preparing for potential downturns, individuals can navigate the market with a more resilient and long-term mindset.

Ultimately, the key lies in being proactive, informed, and ready to seize opportunities that arise, even in the face of market uncertainties.

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