Paul Tudor Jones says he can’t think of a worse financial environment for stocks or bonds right now

Paul Tudor Jones speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2020.
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Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones said the environment for investors is worse than ever as the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates when financial conditions have already become increasingly tight.

“You can’t think of a worse environment than where we are right now for financial assets,” Jones said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” Tuesday. “Clearly you don’t want to own bonds and stocks.”

“I think we’re in one of those very difficult periods where simply capital preservation is I think the most important thing we can strive for,” Jones said. “I don’t know if it’s going to be one of those periods where you’re actually trying to make money.”

The Fed is expected to announce a half-percentage point increase in its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, to tame down surging inflation at a 40-year high.

Jones is the founder and chief investment officer of Tudor Investment Corp. Jones shot to fame after he predicted and profited from the 1987 stock market crash.

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