Skip to main content

Kyle Bass Explains It All, But Mostly He Explains China

But he really did say some stuff about some other things, too, if you’re interested.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
By SteeleatHaymanCapitalManagementLP (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

By SteeleatHaymanCapitalManagementLP (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kyle Bass has no shortage of confidence, or opinions. He’s weighed in on a certain REIT/litigation magnet, how totally fucked Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is, and, of course, China, which he also thinks is totally fucked, even if it is annoyingly failing to be so. After all, he was right about a once-great American financial institution. Surely, he’s also right about the largest country in the world, and also about his own value.

Anyway, Kyle Bass and his opinions went on TV yesterday and offered his thoughts on oil (not fucked) and economic growth (potentially fucked). Of course, you can’t expect Bass to be given a platform to speak his mind and not talk about China, and so, of course, he did. Kyle Bass, for one, welcomes President Trump’s trade war, and not only because he is not a soybean farmer, or because it is his next best hope to prove him right about China.

"There's been a trade war with China since 2001."

"The only side that's been fighting it, though, is China," he added…. "The US strategy has been unilateral disarmament, while China has basically taken over the trade relationship with the US," Bass told Richard Quest on CNNMoney's "Markets Now" on Wednesday….

Bass, who is known for anticipating the subprime mortgage crisis in 2007, said he doesn't expect much from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's planned visit to China…. "My own view is we're not going to see him get anywhere," he said.

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass: ‘There’s been a trade war with China since 2001’ [CNN Money]
Hedge fund manager: Oil will go from glut to shortage [CNN Money]
Hedge fund manager: Real economic growth may slow [CNN Money]


By SteeleatHaymanCapitalManagementLP (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Kyle Bass Joins The Circus

If a clown U.S. president is what it takes to pop the Chinese bubble, so be it.

Kyle Bass Crusader

The China Trade War Is Never Gonna End And Kyle Bass Can Hardly Contain His Excitement

No one has been this invested in a Steve Mnuchin failure since Steve Mnuchin’s father.

By SteeleatHaymanCapitalManagementLP (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Frequently-Sued Texas REIT Sues Kyle Bass

There are enough bad things to say about United Development Funding available without making others up, according to United Development Funding.

(Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Kyle Bass Remains Short China, Long Delusion

All Bass needs is for China to stop being China.

Kyle Bass Crusader

Kyle Bass Mounts Dragon, Prepares To Burn Chinese Economy To The Ground

But in case he doesn’t make it, he’s not taking his yuan short with him.


Kyle Bass Plans Celebratory Toga Party For Sometime Next Year

These Greek banks are gonna blow up once voters throw these red bums out.

Kyle Bass Puts 'Kyle Bass Investment Genius' Clause In Investor Agreement

The hedge fund manager has never been more certain of his sheer f*cking awesomeness.

Kyle Bass Crusader

Kyle Bass Got That Elizabeth Warren Thirst Ferreal

The anti-China crusader sees a true ally in the most-hated woman on Wall Street.