David Tepper Says the Market is Not Overheated

The head of Appaloosa Management is “rejecting arguments that stocks are overvalued and believes there are still plenty of opportunities,” according to a recent CNBC article. Tepper says “any comparisons to past overheated markets are ridiculous,” adding that while stocks do look expensive, higher multiples are supported by the global economy in which he believes growth will continue and earnings will improve. Tepper argues further that stocks are still inexpensive relative to interest rates, and any rate hikes from the Fed will be slow in coming. The article cites Tepper’s 2010 prediction that “either the market would rally on strong […]

Tepper Likes the Market’s Economic Backdrop

In a recent CNBC interview, Appaloosa’s David Tepper said that while stocks are not “really cheap,’” current economic conditions provide a solid backbone for the market. “Listen,” Tepper argued, “it’s hard to go short when you still have the drugs being given.” The hedge fund manager emphasized the importance of reduced regulation, a “cornerstone of President Trump’s platform.” On the other hand, he argued, the new administration’s stance on immigration is “dangerous.” Regarding interest rates, Tepper asserted in the interview that the Fed is “way low where they should be,” but believes that rising rates shouldn’t threat businesses or the […]

Tepper, Dalio, Gundlach on Opportunities and Risks in Today’s Market

Investment heavy weights, including David Tepper of Appaloosa Management and Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates recently shared their market insights with Forbes. Tepper’s view on the US market is that it trades at around fair value, but that it can “grind higher” barring any major outside event (i.e. a Brexit or something else). The most important thing facing investors right now, says Tepper, is the Federal Reserve. He believes the Fed will be very patient and let some inflation emerge before raising interests rates. William Conway, the billionaire co-founder and chief investment officer of the Carlyle Group, compares the US […]

Chinese Easing Might be Magic Formula for Stocks says Tepper

In a recent CNBC interview, hedge fund manager David Tepper says, “if there was a magic formula, it would be China really easing a lot, and I consider them much much too tight still and they play a lot of games with their economy.” He continued, “not one quarter, but . . . a couple hundred basis points.”  Tepper opined that “the United States is great,” it is China “that’s really causing the problem; it’s everything related there.” He said the situation makes it “really hard for the Fed” and “people may underestimate . . . how fast the Fed […]

Tepper on the Taper

Hedge fund guru David Tepper says low interest rates should continue to push stocks higher. Tepper tells CNBC that he thinks interest rates will be lower in the future than they have been historically, which he says many aren’t factoring in to their market predictions. While growth is also likely to be slower than it had been historically, he thinks the lower rates will help offset that. In a separate video, Tepper discusses why he thinks the Federal Reserve isn’t going to taper its asset purchase efforts for “a long time now”, which he thinks will keep stocks rising.

Tepper Still Says Tapering Is A Good Thing

While others are fretting about the possibility of the Federal Reserve tapering its asset-purchasing plan, hedge fund guru David Tepper says tapering efforts would actually be good news. “All the concern in the markets is because the Fed sees the economy stronger in the future,” Tepper said in a statement, according to CNBC. “The bond (market) is concerned about the strength,” he said. “A 10 (year) bond at 2.4 or even at 3 (percent) if it’s because of strength is ultimately healthy. I obviously thought they should start to taper. Bottom line when the dust settles only one place to […]

Tepper: Bullish Argument Is “Overwhelming”

Hedge fund guru David Tepper of Appaloosa Management says he sees an “overwhelming” case for stocks right now. “I’m definitely bullish,” Tepper tells CNBC “It’s so overwhelming”. He cites the improving economy and housing market and easing policies by central banks around the world as reasons. He also says that fears about the Federal Reserve “tapering” its easing policies are misguided. He says that the federal deficit is “shrinking massively”, and over the next six months will be only $100 billion. Meanwhile, the Fed will be buying about $500 billion in assets over that period as part of its easing […]

Tepper Likes U.S., High on Semiconductors

In a wide-ranging interview on CNBC, hedge fund guru David Tepper offered his take on the market and particular sectors, industries, and asset classes. Tepper says the U.S. stock market looks good right now, and he’s high on semiconductor stocks and likes several financials. Tepper says that “so much uncertainty has been alleviated”, and also says currencies and gold are “tough” areas to invest right now.  

Top Hedge Fund Manager Talks Strategy

David Tepper, president & founder of Appaloosa Management, has produced exceptional long-term returns as a hedge fund manager. In this interview with CNBC, he talks about why he got bullish on banks in early 2009 — with great success — and why Federal Reserve policy and other factors have him adding to his stock portfolios.