Category: Investor

‘Big Short’ investor Michael Burry says the stock market is ‘dancing on a knife’s edge’ – and fears he’s being ignored again

Christian Bale as Michael Burry in “The Big Short.”


  • Michael Burry sounded the alarm on the stock market over the weekend.
  • The “Big Short” investor said extreme speculation and debt could cause a crash.
  • Burry said his warnings were being ignored as they were during the housing bubble.
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Rampant speculation and widespread betting with borrowed money have driven the stock market to the brink of collapse, Michael Burry said over the weekend.

“Speculative stock #bubbles ultimately see the gamblers take on too much debt,” the investor tweeted along

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California investor who donated nearly $1M to Trump inauguration sentenced to 12 years in prison

A Federal Judge in California on Thursday sentenced a venture capitalist who donated nearly $1 million to former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee to 12 years in prison for falsifying records to hide his work as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level U.S. officials.

Imaad Zuberi was also fined $1.75 million and ordered to pay $15.7 million in restitution.

Zuberi, 50, agreed to plead guilty in 2019 to tax evasion, filing false foreign agent registration records and providing almost $1 million in illegal campaign contributions to various presidential election campaigns and other candidates for elected office, according to the U.S.

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From stocks to bitcoin, Wilmington’s Meghan Shue sees troubling trend

As a record amount of money flows into the market, Wilmington Trust’s Meghan Shue sees a troubling trend.

Shue, who oversees almost $136 billion in assets, is concerned retail investors are rushing into stocks and cryptocurrencies that are high risk and offer few benefits — if any at all.

“It’s a little bit of chasing returns in the wrong areas. It’s also a little bit of chasing what’s already happened,” the firm’s head of investment strategy told CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Friday. “One thing we have to be careful of is not to extrapolate what we’ve seen over

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AMETEK Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results | News

BERWYN, Pa., Feb. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE: AME) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2020.

AMETEK’s fourth quarter 2020 sales were $1.20 billion, an 8% decline compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Operating income in the quarter was $298.1 million, up slightly versus last year’s fourth quarter and operating margins were a record 24.9%, up 210 basis points over the same period last year.

On a GAAP basis, fourth quarter earnings per diluted share were $0.95. Adjusted earnings in the quarter were

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This is why stock investors shouldn’t fear rising interest rates

Wall Street Bull statue in New York’s Financial District.

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Rising interest rates can set off alarms in the stock market, but strategists say be prepared, not afraid.

For now, interest rates are rising with the idea that inflation will also go higher.

But the alert right now is probably more like a smoke alarm and one burnt frying pan, rather than a house on fire.

“This is less about the absolute level of yields and more about the speed at which it takes to get there, and at this point, we’re not concerned

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