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Fund managers party like it's 2008

Stock MarketsDec 18, 2018 11:21AM ET
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  • There are a ton of notable highlights from the latest installment of BofAML's global fund manager survey. First thing Tuesday morning, for instance, we noted that "Long FAANG+BAT" has been dethroned from the top of the most crowded trades list, as "Long U.S. dollar" grabbed the top slot for the first time since April 2017 (which, incidentally, is the month when President Trump told WSJ that the greenback was too strong).
  • Another notable data point is that 53% of panelists expect global growth to weaken over the next year, which is the most dour outlook on the global economy since the depths of the financial crisis in 2008. Also, "trade war" topped the tail risk list again in December despite the truce struck in Argentina on December 1.
  • All of the above helps to explain why the buyside is reluctant to step in and put a bid under the market. BofAML's survey represents 243 panelists with $694 billion in AUM.
  • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, VOO, SDS, IVV, SPXU, TQQQ, UPRO, PSQ, SPXL, RSP, SPXS, SQQQ, QID, DOG, QLD, DXD, UDOW, SDOW, VFINX, EPS, DDM, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU, SPXE, UDPIX, OTPIX, RYARX, SPXN, SPDN, SPXT, SPXV
  • Now read: Is It Time To Buy The Stock Market Fear?


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