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Market Watch: 'You Don't Want to Own Bonds and Stocks' in This Environment, Says Legendary Investor Who Called '87 Crash

May 03, 2022
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Article by William Watts in Market Watch

‘You can’t think of a worse environment than where we are right now for financial assets…Clearly you don’t want to own bonds and stocks.’

That cheery conclusion comes courtesy of Paul Tudor Jones, the billionaire investor who famously called the 1987 stock market crash and who had previously raised alarm over mounting inflation pressures.

The hedge-fund manager said investors are in “uncharted” territory that should make capital preservation their top priority.

The inflation backdrop is reminiscent of the 1970s, presenting challenges and raising questions about whether the current period is one in which investors will be “actually trying to make money.”

Stocks have stumbled in 2022 as Treasury yields have soared from low levels, with investors attempting to get a grip on a Federal Reserve policy that is now expected to deliver outsize interest rate increases and rapidly shrink its balance sheet as it plays catchup with inflation running at a four-decade high.

Investors increasingly fear the backdrop could lead to a recession as the Fed tightens monetary policy in an effort to get inflation under control.

Rising yields have taken a particular toll on .......

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