Recently in December I discussed that despite remaining a reluctant bull on the stock market, there are real reasons to fear a 1987 type scenario of a market crash. This is why I have recommended retail investors hold a significant cash position for over a year now despite stocks marching higher. Apparently I have some good company when it comes to this concern….
In this link, Passport Capital Founder and Chief Investing Officer John Burbank discusses his outlook for the markets and his concerns about a 1987 replay on Bloomberg TV’s ” Market Makers.”
In addition the most recent regulatory filing from Soros Fund Management reveals that the investment vehicle of legendary investor George Soros has increased its S&P 500 put option position to $2.2 billion or 17 percent of assets under management. In other words, they remain long on stocks, but at the same time have increased their investment in securities that will rise in value if the stock market were to crash.