- Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman said that FANG stocks are “better than gold” during a Monday interview with CNBC.
- He also said that he owns Google,Amazon,Facebook, and Microsoft but is not adding to positions right now.
- Cooperman added that today’s FANG stocks remind him of the “nifty fifty” stocks that led the market in the 1970s.
- Read more on Business Insider.
Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman is a big fan of FANG stocks.
Big technology stocks have been at the forefront of the stock market’s swift rebound rally from March lows fuelled by the coronavirus pandemic. Investors have piled into the stocks and pushed them to record highs as they see technology poised to withstand the pandemic shock and recession.
Even though some of the most popular technology stocks are historically expensive, they might still be worth it, according to Cooperman. “They are not cheap, they are pricey,” said Cooperman. “But, they are not pricey relative to interest rates.”
He is not adding to his positions of FANG stocks, but is “sitting with them because these are great companies,” he said.
Cooperman also noted that the FANG stocks remind him of the “nifty fifty” stocks that led the market in the 1970s and included companies such as Avon, Eastman Kodak, IBM, and Sears – some of which turned out to be disappointing in the long term.
Today, it’s likely that the same thing will happen with technology stocks, according to Cooperman. “You identify your ‘nifty fifty’ of today, and a certain percentage will not perform, they will be disappointing,” said Cooperman. “You take that loss against the ones that work and your expected returns from that portfolio is now particularly impressive.”
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