FINANCE UPDATED: Cooperman says market will end the year higher from here because there is no sign of a recession

Billionaire investor Leon Cooperman says the current turbulence in shares is simply a part of a market correction as there are at the moment no indicators of a recession occurring.

“There is not any signal of a development change,” Cooperman, the founding father of Omega Advisors, advised CNBC’s “Halftime Report” on Thursday. “You are simply responding to the market.”

“I might be useless fallacious, however my place relies on no recession, inflation not an issue, the Fed is way from hostile, bonds should not aggressive with shares, earnings are rising, employment is rising,” Cooperman mentioned.

Cooperman’s feedback got here as equities fell sharply as soon as once more on Thursday. At its low of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Common had fallen greater than 780 factors. The Dow, together with the S&P 500, additionally dipped into correction territory, down 10 % from its 52-week excessive.

One of many key issues the market is dealing with is an “unconventional White Home” that destabilizes the market, in response to Cooperman. He additionally mentioned he would purchase a few of his favourite shares at these ranges given how sturdy fundamentals are.

“I feel this market will finish the yr increased than the place it’s now…that is technical stuff,” Cooperman added.

Nonetheless, Cooperman acknowledged he was “not an enormous bull” at this level, citing what he referred to as an pointless tax lower within the U.S. that’s contributing to a rising deficit.

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