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Yes, one of the founders of Artemis says in this article that they had been positioning themselves for an event like the collapse of SVXY for a long time.

Thiel Macro (Peter Thiel's personal investment firm) apparently was also well-positioned for the event.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/feb/09/how-artemis...

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-16/peter-thiel-makes-...




P.S. that Guardian article is doing the typical sensational journalism thing of framing Artemis as profiting off of others' misery, and here's Artemis' official response:

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5581f17ee4b01f59c2b15...

I don't blame them for extrapolating the likely consequences of central bank recklessness, and positioning themselves accordingly.




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