Bill Miller says fund is off to a strong start in 2019, believes Amazon will double in three years

Amazon‘s stock will double in the next three years, noted investor Bill Miller told CNBC on Monday.

Miller, founder of Miller Value Partners, said the tech giant’s addressable market is “so gigantic.”

And while there has been a lot of talk about regulating tech companies, he’s unconcerned about Amazon being broken up. For that to happen, antitrust laws would have to be changed and “they can’t agree on anything in Congress. That’s a long way off, it it happens,” Miller told Kelly Evans on the new CNBC show “The Exchange.”

Amazon is now the most valuable public company in the world, overtaking Microsoft on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, his Miller Opportunity Trust fund is “off to a good start this year,” after having a “pretty bad” 2018.

He blamed last year’s performance on the December rout, saying the sell-off “really, really hit us.”

Miller, a star money manager at Legg Mason for decades, is best known for beating the S&P 500 for 15 consecutive years through 2005. His track record more recently, particularly during the financial crisis, has been up and down.

In 2016, he went out on his own, forming Miller Value Partners.

A year later, he bought two mutual funds that he started at Legg Mason. The bigger of the two, Miller Opportunity Trust, beat the S&P 500 in 2017. But the fund trailed the index by about 6 percentage points last year.

Stocks, in late Monday trading, were adding to Friday’s massive gains of over 3 percent for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500. The Nasdaq on Friday was up more than 4.2 percent. However, Monday’s advance was not nearly enough to bring the Dow, S&P, and Nasdaq out of correction territory.

The two-day rally came after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Friday said the central bank would be “flexible” in its approach to monetary policy. Stronger-than-expected employment data also contributed to Friday’s sharp gains.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

+ 77 = 86