David Einhorn, the hedge fund manager whose stock picks move markets, told his clients how he is positioning his portfolio for the Donald Trump administration.
"We'd like to share our views of what a Trump presidency (TP) might look like and why we believe we are well-positioned for 2017. In short, we believe that the post-Great Recession easy money policies have been good for Wall Street but bad for Main Street. It's possible that the TP reverses these policies," Einhorn wrote in the investor letter Tuesday.
"While it's hard to know exactly where President-elect Donald Trump stands from day to day, his main economic policy objective appears to be employment. To that end, he has proposed corporate tax cuts, infrastructure investment and military buildup, combined with anti-immigration policies and trade protectionism," he added.
The hedge fund manager's letters are revered by investors for their transparency, rational analysis and nuggets of wisdom.
To take advantage of Trump's agenda the hedge fund manager is "long a variety of low multiple, tax-paying, U.S. value stocks." He noted any corporate tax reduction would benefit companies that pay large amounts of taxes. Einhorn said Amerco, Chemours, Dillard's and DSW will benefit as examples of "full federal taxpayers with healthy profits."
The hedge fund manager also discussed these other Trump trades:
Einhorn's hedge fund Greenlight Capital was up 4.5 percent in the fourth quarter, bringing its performance for 2016 to 8.4 percent compared with the 12 percent return, according to the investor letter. From inception in May 1996 to the end of 2016 the fund generated annual net returns of 16.1 percent.
— CNBC's Scott Wapner contributed to this story.