The Oracle of Omaha is known for his self-depreciating sense of humor. Below is a clip from the Season Finale of The Office where he appeared as a penny pinching candidate for the office managers position.
And for good measure, here is his appearance on All My Children back in 2008.
Michael Burry gained widespread recognition due to his prescient bet against the subprime housing market, which was detailed in Michael Lewis's The Big Short and Greg Zuckerman's The Greatest Trade Ever.
Dr. Burry has since shut down his hedge fund Scion Capital and is focusing on private investing. In the eight years he operated the fund, he returned 489% to investors.
Below are a variety of links and videos on Dr Burry, including a lecture at his alma mater Vanderbilt University on April 5th, 2011.
An excerpt from The Big Short can be read here.
Dr. Burry discusses his new focus on Farmland, Small Technology Firms, and Gold in a Bloomberg article and interviews which can be viewed here.
Dr. Burry's letters to investors can be found here. These should be a good read for any serious value investor. A letter to investors explaining his bet against the subprime housing market can be found here.
Links to the books can be found below:
The best model I have seen for gold prices suggests they are essentially a function of real interest rates. I have a blog post here that links to various discussions of the model, from way back in November 2010.
Yesterday, May 16th, Bill Gross of PIMCO was on CNBC talking about the very same model for gold prices. The video is posted below.
I think Eddy Elfenbein of Crossing Wall Street deserves a lot of credit for this excellent model.
My good friend Andy has an excellent blog post on lending and the American dream. I can't help but be reminded of a passage from the excellent memoir Thomas Mellon and His Times.
Thomas Mellon is the founder of Mellon Bank.The book, written in 1885, holds valuable lessons for todays business people. Below, I have posted an excerpt on Credit Bubbles in the 19th century.
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