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A dangerous trade that reminds experts of the 1987 market crash is riskier than ever

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AP/Peter Morgan
The net position of investment products that track the CBOE Volatility Index - or VIX - has slipped into short territory for just the second time in history.
Goldman Sachs is worried about what might happen to the market if a spike in volatility ever causes this trade to unwind.
The situation is arguably more dire than the last time traders were net short, because the stock market has gone that much longer without a major reckoning.
Despite repeated warnings of a painful reckoning, traders can't seem to wean themselves off one of the market's riskiest investment...
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