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Jabre upbeat (but not quite bullish) on stocks

July 3, 2009

High-profile hedge fund manager Philippe Jabre has lent his voice to the view that equity investors have more to play for.

The former GLG trader, probably better known for a record FSA fine of 750,000 pounds for market abuse than for his strong track record, thinks there is “money to be made”in bombed-out stocks in sectors such as financials, energy and industrials.

While not quite subscribing to the idea of a “bull market” — put forwarded notably by Crispin Odey — he does think there are plenty of cheap stocks around and that investors are getting paid “very well” to hold equities.

He notes equity markets have rebounded to where they were six months ago, but could rise as investors currently sitting in cash buy into the market to avoid missing out on further rises.

However, he does share one thing in common with Odey in that he has done well out of Barclays’s astronomical rebound — for equity investors probably one of the trades of the year.

(See also Make hay while the sun shines and Odey’s Barclays boost)

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