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Michael Burry of The Big Short fame is buying stocks again — including another prison company

In the second quarter, Michael Burry liquidated nearly his entire portfolio, including tech giants Alphabet and Meta Platforms.

In the third quarter, the hedge fund manager at Scion Asset Management who correctly predicted the 2008 financial crisis and was chronicled in The Big Short began buying stocks again, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

He still has an equity portfolio — at least of U.S.-listed securities — more than 50% weighted to the prison sector. Alongside GEO Group
GEO,
+2.80%
,
Burry’s one holdover from the second quarter, he now owns CoreCivic
CXW,
+2.32%
,
which previously was called the Corrections Corp. of America before adopting a less prison-y name.

But he also now has a few other companies that aren’t directly plays on incarceration, including Qurate Retail
QRTEA,
+4.69%
,
which owns the home shopping channel QVC. Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings
AJRD,
+0.10%
,
Charter Communications
CHTR,
-1.67%

and Liberty Latin America
LILA,
+2.38%

round out his portfolio of U.S.-listed securities.

Burry also holds companies outside the U.S., including South Korean battery maker Vitrzocell and Hanatour Japan
6561,
-2.21%
,
a tour operator, according to data from FactSet.

Burry, who has a habit of writing and then deleting his tweets, has made clear that he is not particularly optimistic about the prospects for the U.S. economy and the U.S. stock market more generally. His warning over crypto currencies proved prescient as the sector reels from the latest collapse, the exchange FTX.com.

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