Kyle Bass

Kyle Bass

Last Update: 11-16-2015

Number of Stocks: 14
Number of New Stocks: 8

Total Value: $217 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 62%

Countries: USA
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Kyle Bass Watch

  • Why Kyle Bass Believes Market Will Be Down by Year-End

    Kyle Bass, founder of Hayman Capital, did an interview on Friday with CNBC where he discussed energy stocks, and why he would rather own commodities than equity. Bass also shared why he believes the U.S. market will be down between 10% to 20% by year-end.


  • Kyle Bass – Pessimistic On Global Economy, Bullish On Oil

    He called and profited from the subprime mortgage crisis. He nailed the European debt problems.

    Where does Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) see the best opportunity in the market today?


  • Scott Black's 4 Stock Picks for 2016

    Guru Scott Black (Trades, Portfolio) of Delphi Management, Inc. just appeared on CNBC and talked about four of the fund's holdings. One: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) being a recent pick. Delphi Management pursues a proven, conservative investment strategy with a focus on fundamentals. It is rigorous with its quantitative analysis but also tries to buy into companies that are well managed. It considers itself a classic value investor of the Graham-Dodd ilk.


  • Pharmaceutical Stocks Hold Prominent Positions in Kyle Bass' 3rd-Quarter Activity

    Health care stocks are the most heavily weighted stocks in Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio)’ portfolio so it is no surprise that health care-related stocks would hold prominent positions in his third-quarter transactions.

    Bass’ most significant third-quarter transaction was the sale of his 836,593-share stake in Perrigo Co. PLC (NYSE:PRGO), a pharmaceutical company with offices in Dublin and Allegan, Mich., for an average price of $183.44 per share. The deal had a -18.25% impact on Bass’ portfolio.  

  • Kyle Bass Builds Bull Case for Clovis Oncology

  • Kyle Bass Goes Fishing for These 3 New Holdings

    Guru Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) is a great investor, and I really like his investment philosophies. Most recently I read the book "Money" by Anthony Robbins, in which he interviewed Bass. He asked him, "What’s most important to winning?" and Bass replied, “Hunger and pain. Hunger comes from pain; you don’t get really hungry when it’s been easy." He then went on to say, “Luck is where preparation meets opportunity.”

    Recently Bass bought 1,281,434 shares in CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF), Impax Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:IPXL) and GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH).


  • Chinese Banks Will Lose All Of Their Equities - Kyle Bass

    Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) believes the Chinese banking system is "too big for its britches."

    The Chinese banking system is three times the size of China's GDP. The banking system has grown four times in the past decade, and it is time for it to experience a loan loss cycle.


  • Kyle Bass Sees a Hard Landing for China

    Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio), head of Dallas-based hedge-fund Hayman Capital Management, rose to prominence in 2007 for being one of the few investors to spot the U.S. financial crisis early, and to profit from it by betting against subprime mortgages. He successfully called Japan’s banking problems (and bold monetary stimulus) a few years later, and now he’s saying China will be next.

    In an interview with Fortune prior to his appearance at this week’s Ira Sohn investing conference in San Francisco, Bass offered reasons why China’s impending banking crisis, though far bigger than the U.S. crisis in terms of the assets at risk, will have a smaller impact on the global economy. He also explained why the hedge fund business is less forgiving than it has ever been. Edited excerpts of the conversation follow.


  • Kyle Bass Reveals the Real Scary Problem Confronting Asia

    Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) is well known for his significant macro calls on the housing bubble, European debt and Japan.

    Today he is seeing just the very start of a big cycle of nonperforming loans in Asia, especially China. There will be huge writeoffs which require massive capital injections to offset.


  • Broadview Advisors' Largest Buys in Q2 2015

    Broadview Advisors is a hedge fund based in Wisconsin that, on its last quarterly 13F, reported a total value of its portfolio of $948 million, with a decrease of 5.97% since the previous quarter. During Q2 2015, the firm bought 12 new stocks and increased 33 of its existing stakes. The following are the most heavily weighted buys during the quarter.

    It bought shares of Towers Watson & Co (TW) with an impact of 1.18% on its portfolio. The company is a professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. It offers solutions in the areas of employee benefits, talent management, rewards, risk and capital management and healthcare exchanges for both retirees and active employees.


  • Kyle Bass Focuses on Fuel, Pharmaceutical Stocks in Second Quarter

    If there was a theme to Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio)’ investment activity in the second quarter, the founder of Dallas-based Hayman Capital Management L.P., displayed an interest in fuel and pharmaceutical stocks. Not all of Bass’ transactions fit neatly into that category, of course, but many did, including most of the largest ones.

    Bass bought 11 new stakes in the second quarter. He bought 836,593 shares of Perrigo Co. PLC (NYSE:PRGO), an Irish manufacturer of over-the-counter drugs and the most valuable stake in Bass’ portfolio, for an average price of $190.23 per share. The acquisition had an 18.25% impact on his portfolio.


  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals' New Female Drug

    Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) has confirmed that it will pay $1.0 billion to buy Sprout Pharmaceuticals, the closely held company that has just won U.S. approval to sell the first drug that aims to increase women 's libido. Under the terms of the agreement, which echoes The Wall Street Journal, Valeant will pay $ 500 million in cash upfront and pay the other party early next year, whose pink pills, known as “female Viagra,” will be sold under the name Addyi. The deal is scheduled to close in the third quarter.

    Other acquisitions


  • Kyle Bass – Stung By Losses, Hoping for a Comeback

    Not very long ago, J. Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) was one of the hottest brands in the $2.5 trillion global hedge fund industry. Bass anticipated the disintegration of the nation’s mortgage market in 2008, Greece’s economic demise in 2012 and the massive bond-buying program by the Bank of Japan that began in 2013. Investments based on these insights made a mint for both himself and for clients of his $2-billion-asset Hayman Capital, which has its headquarters in Dallas. His track record of identifying global imbalances and profiting from them catapulted the unflappably confident former bond salesman into stardom.

    The investment world viewed him as a visionary who had a clear-headed plan for investing in a world where economies have been wildly distorted by artificially low interest rates. Bass’ spot-on insights also turned him into one of the investment conference circuit’s most powerful draws; and his guest appearances were coveted by business network show hosts because their audience hung on every word uttered by the brashly confident asset manager. Best-selling author Michael Lewis even profiled Bass in the opening pages of his 2011 book, “Boomerang: The Meltdown Tour.”


  • Kyle Bass Adds to His Stake in NMI Holdings Inc.

    Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) of Hayman Capital Management has reported an increase in his stake in NMI Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:NMIH). Bass is the founder and lead portfolio manager of Hayman Capital Management, which he founded in 2006. Bass’ portfolio is primarily focused in the real estate market, and he is well known for his ability to identify real estate market mispricings. Most notably, Bass is known for his substantial investment gains obtained from the use of synthetic credit securities utilized during the subprime mortgage crisis.

    As an investor in the real estate equity market Bass’ portfolio is heavily skewed towards equity real estate investments. His most recent purchase of NMI Holdings is on point with his overall portfolio focus of investing in real estate. Bass first added NMI Holdings to his portfolio in the fourth quarter of 2013 when the company first became publicly traded.


  • Kyle Bass Interview With The Real Vision TV

    Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) of Hayman Capital did a interview with The Real Vision TV back in Januray at the Barefoot Economic Summit. 

    Interview With The Real Vision TV:


  • Kyle Bass Takes Stake in Argentina-Focused Shale Company

    Investor Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) has procured a 17.1% stake in environmentally conscious unconventional shale oil company Eco-Stim Energy Solutions (NASDAQ:ESES) on July 10, he disclosed Monday.

    Bass’ stake consisted of 2,105,263 shares and joined 23 other positions he added from the oil and gas sector in the first quarter, out of a total of 26 listed positions. Energy stocks consumed 23.6% of his stock portfolio because sizable positions from other sectors dominated his top holdings.


  • Why GM Is A Buy

    It has been a few years since General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) resurected from the ashes of its former incarnations bankruptcy. It is still the leading automaker in the States and slowly U.S. taxpayers are forgiving the company its previous mistakes. In October 2010 the automaker integrated AmeriCredit to continue to offer credit to customers. Currently, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne is pursuing GM to merge with the Italian automaker. Sergio Marchionne has a reputation as a briliant manager who is highly skilled at creating shareholder value. His arguments are laid out in a presentation called Confessions of a Capital Junkie. His main point is that automakers are achieving RoIC below their average cost of capital. Long term that is a huge problem, and he thinks the solution lies in a few mega companies. By his estimates a combination of Fiat with another major automaker would result in between $2.8 billion to $5 billion in benefits per year. Fiat and GM’s combined Ebitda is around $19 billion, so that is signficant. GM CEO Mary Barra, meanwhile has indicated to be uninterested.


  • Energy Acquisitions Fill Kyle Bass' 10 Most Valuable Stakes List in First Quarter

    Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio), founder of Dallas, Texas-based hedge fund Hayman Capital Management, has built a reputation for predicting and benefiting from economic events, such as the subprime mortgage crisis and the European sovereign-debt crisis.

    In the first quarter of 2015, Bass made 24 new buys, most of them in the oil and gas industry at a time when gas prices were beginning to rebound. Bass didn’t touch the two most valuable stakes in his portfolio – NMI Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:NMIH) and General Motors Co (NYSE:GM) – in the first quarter, but new buys filled out the rest of his top 20 holdings, starting with Verso Corp (VRS), a Memphis, Tennessee-based producer of coated papers that are used in commercial printing applications that became Bass’ third-most valuable stake. Bass bought 818,670 shares of Verso in the first quarter for an average price of $2.42 per share. The transaction had a 2.35% impact on Bass’ portfolio.


  • Kyle Bass Presentation: The Coming Crisis In Japan

    With the benefit of hindsight, huge financial events seem very obvious.

    The housing bubble is one example where trillions of dollars were lent without any regard to whether or not the borrower would repay them. Is it surprising that when a loan originator has no vested financial interest in the quality of the loan that they would care only for volume and not for quality?


  • Kyle Bass' New Buys

    Kyle Bass is the managing member and principal of Hayman Capital Management's general partner, formed in December 2005. Hayman Capital Management serves as the investment manager to the Hayman Capital Master Fund LP and Japan Macro Opportunities Master Fund LP.

    Kyle Bass (Trades, Portfolio) makes bold bets according to his view on macroeconomics. He made a fortune in 2007 by betting against sub-prime CDOs.


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