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Icahn Filing Shows Record Net Short Exposure, High Yield Outflows Break Record

SPDR S&P 500 ETF ETF:SPY, iShares iBoxx $ HY Corp Bond Fund ETF ETF:HYG - Icahn Filing Shows Record Net Short Exposure, High Yield Outflows Break Record

Carl Icahn has been backing up his comments from late 2014 and throughout 2015 about the dire straits of the U.S. economy and the High Yield Junk Bond market with a massive short bet. The anonymous collective know as Zero Hedge astutely noticed a record short position recorded in the most recent SEC filings for Icahn Enterprises LP IEP 0.17%.

Zero Hedge notes:

"[Icahn's position back on] December 31, 2015 was a modest 25% net short, has since exploded into a gargantuan, and unprecedented for Icahn, 149% net short position."

So Icahn has taken his short exposure to an extreme, right as the iShares iBoxx $ High Yid Corp Bond (ETF) HYG 0.44% posts historic outflows total of $3.6 billion since April 28:

Source: Deutsche Bank

To read the full Zero Hedge report, click here.

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