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Bearish Bets Are Dominating ETF Market Like 2008 All Over Again

  • Inverse ETFs getting inflows as bonds misfire in 2022 turmoil
  • Boom-to-bust narrative gains traction as dip buyers vanish

A booming corner of the $6.2 trillion ETF market is sending ominous signals about the path ahead for US stocks.

Trading in inverse ETFs -- vehicles that win when the market loses -- is eclipsing activity in bullish leveraged products by the widest margin since the financial crisis, according to data from Bloomberg Intelligence.