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  • Back in 2004 and 2005, Michael Burry realized that the numbers in the mortgage market didn't

  • add up.

  • The subprime market was quite overvalued since these mortgages were given to people with

  • a high risk of default.

  • Logically that means that sooner or later, the real estate market is going to crash,

  • and concluded that the housing bubble will ultimately lead to the collapse of the U.S.

  • economy.

  • Burry was a manager at Scion Capital, a hedge fund he founded a few years earlier.

  • So, in 2007, he shorted the market and put a bet against the subprime deals, and guess

  • what?

  • The market collapsed, and he made over a hundred million dollars.

  • To most people, crises are bad, you lose your job, you might lose your clients, and

  • overall you wish that things return back as they were before, but to the rich and people

  • know how the system works, a crisis is a like a blessing that happens once in a decade that

  • provides you with an opportunity to make more money in a single year than you would in a

  • decade.

  • Here in this video, we are going to take at 3 ways that the rich make a fortune during

  • crises.

  • But before we start, if you want to support this channel and help us make more videos

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  • And now let's get into it!

  • The big short

  • Most people know one or two ways to make money in the stock market, and it's by buying low

  • and then selling high.

  • There is nothing wrong with that, but if you dig a little deeper into the stock market,

  • you will find out that there are many other ways to make a fortune, especially during

  • crises.

  • One of the popular ways is shorting, exactly what Michael Burry did.

  • Let's say for the sake of example, Apple's stock price is 100 dollars, and you expect

  • it to drop to 60 dollars next month for one reason or another.

  • Here is how you make money, you borrow that apple stock from your broker and sell it for

  • a hundred bucks.

  • Congrats, you made a hundred dollars.

  • After one month, let's your prediction turns out to be right, and the stock price falls

  • to 60 dollars.

  • Using that hundred dollars, you purchase an Apple stock for 60 dollars and give it back

  • to your broker from whom you borrowed it a month earlier.

  • Suddenly you are left with 40 dollars of pure profit without using a single penny out of

  • your pocket.

  • You made a profit from the crush of the stock.

  • It sounds good on paper, but its extremely risky because if you make the wrong bet and

  • the price rises instead, theoretically, your losses can be unlimited.

  • Nevertheless, it's an amazing tool to make a fortune during crises.

  • Let's say back in February, you were reading the news and realized soon enough that this

  • virus is going to reach the United States, and the country will have to go on lockdown.

  • Since we were already in a brink of a financial crisis, And if that is going to happen, the

  • stock market is going to crush.

  • So you decided to short the market at its peak, a month later in March, the market crashes,

  • and you make a fortune.

  • Did anyone do that?

  • Yes!

  • Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman from the turmoil on Wall Street just recently did it.

  • Ackman disclosed in a shareholder letter to investors in his Pershing Square Capital Management

  • funds that he made $2.6 billion as stocks fell.

  • Overall, according to Bloomberg, short-sellers made over 50 billion dollars in this crash.

  • When the dot com bubble crashed in 2001 and

  • S&P500, fell by 11.88 percent.

  • Michael Burry's hedge fund Scion, was up 55 percent.

  • Burry was able to achieve these returns by shorting overvalued tech stocks at the peak

  • of the internet bubble.

  • The next year, the S&P 500 fell again, by 22.1 percent, and yet Scion was up again:

  • 16 percent.

  • The next year, in 2003, the stock market finally turned around and rose 28.69 percent, but

  • Mike Burry beat it againhis investments rose by 50 percent.

  • The good news is that the market most probably will crush this year again, especially as

  • we get closer to the second wave of this pandemic.

  • By the way, I am going to put a course on the stock market on our Patreon page, so if

  • you want to take advantage out of the next crash, you might want to check out that course

  • to have a deeper understanding of the market.

  • 2.

  • The magic of the FED

  • Besides controlling the fed, the job of the federal reserve is to prevent the economy

  • from sliding into a recession.

  • And one way it does that is by lowering or increasing interest rates.

  • During a crisis or a recession, the fed or any central bank reduces interest rates to

  • the bare minimum, sometimes to zero percent or even to a negative percentage where banks

  • would pay you to borrow money, doesn't that sounds amazing.

  • It might sound insane to some of you.

  • But, during economic turmoil, people are afraid to spend or and invest and hold on to their

  • money.

  • Negative interest rates are a way to encourage people to spend to get the economy running

  • again.

  • Here is a fantastic way to double or triple your wealth.

  • Take these free loans and buy your competitors while they are bleeding and dominate the market.

  • When the pandemic is over, you will have a much larger market share and would quickly

  • pay back that loan, especially since that loan was for free.

  • Some people go as far as taking these free loans to invest heavily in the stock market

  • when prices are below the ground.

  • And once they rise, sell your portfolio and pay back your debt.

  • It might sound immoral, but the world of business is all about competition.

  • You either keep fighting to stand your ground or get knocked out by your competitor or a

  • new startup that found a more innovative way to serve your customers.

  • But the problem with it is that most poor people aren't going to take advantage of these

  • negative interest rates since they don't understand how the economic machine works.

  • If you just lost your job because of this pandemic, the last thing you would do is take

  • another loan that you aren't sure you can payback.

  • 3.

  • Find the new trend

  • In 2008, many companies went out of business, and millions lost their jobs.

  • And since it was a mortgage crisis, many lost their homes as well while others found their

  • way to profit from the crises.

  • The CEOs of the companies that went bankrupt left the companies with bonuses that reach

  • hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • People at the bottom realized the importance of investing and having other sources of income

  • other than their job.

  • But in this complicated world of the stock market, it seems like an average person will

  • most likely lose money than make.

  • On top of that, brokers weren't cheap.

  • To make a deal and buy some stocks, you had to pay your broker 5, 10, or 15 dollars.

  • Of course, if you are making tenths of thousands of dollars, that's not a big deal, it's pinnate

  • for you.

  • But for amateurs who are just starting with as little as few hundred dollars, 10 dollars

  • per trade is a lot, and that's the problem Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt realized.

  • Inspired by the events of 2008, they came up with Robinhood.

  • In 2013, they founded the company and announced that Robinhood is going to be a commission-free

  • trading platform where anyone can pull out his smartphone and start investing as little

  • as few dollars.

  • It was a revolution.

  • It inspired a new generation of investors, encouraged people to put their money in the

  • stock market, who never thought they would do that.

  • The Robinhood began to grow tremendously, year after year, the number of users hit a

  • new record.

  • In its last round of raising funds, it was valued at 5.6 billion dollars.

  • Today, it's probably much higher.

  • It turned its founders into billionaires within a few years.

  • Crises create new challenges and push us to find new unique, innovative ideas to solve

  • them.

  • These solutions can be turned out into billion-dollar companies.

  • And rich people understand that, that's why they are focused on two things, either solve

  • these problems or find someone else who is already solving these problems and invest

  • in them because your tiny investment during a crisis will turn into a fortune after the

  • crises.

  • This pandemic forced companies to come up

  • with new ways to create vaccines.

  • We have created a testable vaccine in just 42 days, which has never happened in history.

  • Just think about what does that means for the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Other businesses are finding different ways to enable their employees to work from home.

  • Just think about what does that means for millions of people all around the world.

  • Others are expanding their delivery infrastructure, so even after the pandemic, food and goods

  • delivery will be faster and better.

  • We will have to wait a couple of years to realize the true innovations of this pandemic

  • as we did in previous crises.

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  • Thanks for watching and until next time,

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