Burry of ‘Big Short’ fame reveals $530 million bet against Tesla

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By Hyunjoo Jin and Maiya Keidan BERKELEY, Calif. (Reuters) – The family office run by “Big Short” investor Michael Burry has disclosed a short position against Tesla Inc worth more than half a billion. Scion Asset Management said in a regulatory filing on Monday that it had bearish put options on 800,100 shares in Tesla as of the end of the first quarter that were worth $534 million. Put options give investors the right to sell shares at certain price in the future. One of the investors profiled in the book “The Big Short’ and the film of the same name for betting more than a billion dollars a…

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