Stan Druckenmiller: Buy IBM If You Want To Be Short Innovation

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Duquesne’s Chairman and Chief Investment officer, Stan Druckenmiller joined Bloomberg Television’s Stephanie Ruhle today from the Robin Hood Investors Conference. Druckenmiller confirmed he is shorting International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) in bet cloud computing to replace it, “It’s one of the more higher-probability shorts I have seen in years…IBM is old technology being replaced by cloud technology.” Druckenmiller:

–          Confirmed that he has talked about International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)

–          Said IBM a high probability short

–          Said IBM to be replaced by cloud computing

–          Said IBM free cash flow is reason for short now

–          Said IBM should be investing, not doing buyback

–          Says buy IBM ‘If you want to be short innovation’

–          Said he’s long Amazon; Amazon long not as big as IBM short

–          Said he likes, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s Jeff Bezos

–          Said he thinks David Tepper is “Awesome”

–          Said his returns were subpar in past 10 years

–          Said his returns beat what in market

–          Said nothing to change market trend now

–          Said he bought Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) in bet on Bill Stiritz


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