If you’re contrarian, then Barron’s latest “Big Money” poll and its magazine cover just gave you reasons to be on the lookout for a stock market crash.
The semiannual poll of professional investors found that 74% of money managers are bullish or very bullish about the prospects for U.S. stocks – an all-time high for Big Money, going back more than 20 years.
Barron’s drives the point home with its over-the-top cover titled “Dow 16,000!”
But not everyone feels as confident as these polled investors – especially since the issue follows 2013′s worst weekly performance for stocks.
“Rule o’ Thumb: When the cover of a major financial magazine features a cartoon of a bull leaping through the air on a pogo stick, it’s probably about time to cash in the chips,” mutual fund owner John Hussman wrote on his Hussman Funds website.