Hedge fund titan David Tepper, founder and president of Appaloosa Management, told CNBC on Tuesday he's still bullish on stocks and investors shouldn't worry about the Federal Reserve tapering its massive bond-buying program.
"There better be a true [Fed] taper or else you might be back into the last half of 1999," Tepper said in a "Squawk Box" interview. "So like guys that are short, they better have a shovel to get themselves out of the grave."
"If the Fed doesn't taper back, we're going to get into this hyper-drive market," he explained. "It's a backwards argument. To keep the markets going up at a steady pace the Fed has to taper back."
He thinks a natural path will develop for the Fed to exit its accommodative stance.