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  • George Soros

    One of George Soros' funds, the flagship Quantum Endowment Fund, is holding 75% cash right now.

  • The Greatest Trades of All Time Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 9:11 AM ET
    Since the formation of the New York Stock Exchange in 1792, there have been players in various financial and commodity markets have made vast sums of money for themselves and investors. Some are able to keep their winning streak going perpetually whilst others get lucky once, only to lose it all. Regardless of whether you agree with their trades or not, the following list of people showcases some of the greatest trades in the business. My book, (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), goes over in full detail

    Since the formation of the NYSE in 1792, players in various financial and commodities markets have made vast sums of money. Check out our list of the greatest trades of all time.

  • Is Soros Right to Get Out of Gold? Thursday, 5 May 2011 | 6:22 AM ET
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    Major players, including George Soros, are reportedly pulling back from gold and silver has recorded yet another collapse.

  • If raising the margin requirement—or downpayment—on silver contracts helped cool speculation in the metal this week, could it do the same thing for runaway oil prices?

  • The Dollar is Flailing, but Euros are Sailing Tuesday, 22 Mar 2011 | 9:51 AM ET

    The dollar's in the dumps again, but euros are on a roll as the leaders' meeting nears. Here's your daily FX fix.

  • Cathy Zoi

    Apparently Cathy Zoi, the Secretary for Energy and Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, has left the Obama Administration and will now be working for the private equity firm Silver Lake, which has partnered with George Soros's firm to invest in, you guessed it, "the energy and resource sectors."

  • Soros’ Favorite Stocks May Rise Up to 40% Thursday, 17 Feb 2011 | 2:55 PM ET

    Billionaire investor George Soros' hedge fund made a big bet on Delta Air Lines  in the fourth quarter, while keeping gold as its largest holding. Apple, maker of the iPad and iPhone, remained a top 10 position. A report from TheStreet.

  • America's Top Charitable Donors of 2010 Tuesday, 15 Feb 2011 | 10:34 AM ET
    Despite more than 50 billionaires announcing last year they would devote at least half of their wealth to charity, few made big gifts in 2010, according to a new ranking of the  in America by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.The three biggest names in philanthropy—Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett—don’t appear in the rankings because the money they gave in 2010 ($46.4 million and $1.9 billion, respectively) was to pay off pledges announced in previous years. The list includes only new pledg

    Click to see 2010's top 10 U.S. philanthropists, as ranked by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.

  • A Little Inflation Good for the Global Economy: Soros Wednesday, 26 Jan 2011 | 12:00 PM ET
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    Higher commodities prices and an uptick in China's inflation rate  are putting the global economy in a better situation by cutting the potential for deflation, George Soros, chairman of Soros Fund Management, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • In his new book, "HOW TO RUN THE WORLD Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance," Khanna takes a look at the current global chaos and offers up a road-map out of the "Dark Ages."

  • The Enduring Myth of Gold’s Record High Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
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    the New York Times reports.

  • How Bank CEO and Hedge Fund Campaign Donations Differ Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    CEOs of big Wall Street firms tend to distribute their political contributions equally between Democrats and Republicans, but hedge fund chiefs sink money along partisan lines.

  • Soros Politics: Like Father Like Son? Wednesday, 20 Oct 2010 | 4:59 PM ET
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    Billionaire financier George Soros has long been the bane of Republican politicians, funneling huge dollars to Democrats and liberal causes. But now his son Alexander is getting into the game, too.

  • Extending Bush Tax Cuts Hurts the Wealthy: Soros Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 4:45 PM ET

    Letting the Bush tax cuts expire for wealthy American hurts, not helps, them, because it keeps the US from having a vigorous economy, billionaire financier George Soros, head of Soros Fund Management, told CNBC Monday.

  • Commentary: That's Right, Blame the Germans Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 9:01 AM ET

    If there is any lesson the Germans should have learnt from two lost wars and the Great Depression, then it is that they must avoid inflation.

  • Film star DiCaprio and billionaire philanthropist/investor Soros came together to discuss the economics of climate change.

  • Soros to Donate $100 Million to Human Rights Group Tuesday, 7 Sep 2010 | 7:00 AM ET
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    George Soros, the billionaire investor and philanthropist, plans to announce on Tuesday that he is giving $100 million to Human Rights Watch to expand the organization’s work globally. The New York Times reports.

  • Stocks End Higher; Dow Snaps Losing Streak Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 5:00 PM ET

    Stocks ended higher  Tuesday with the Dow gaining more than 100 points to  snap a five-day losing streak. The rally followed a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy.  Home Depot jumped, RIM slipped.

  • Stocks Advance Ahead of Close; RIM Slips Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 3:49 PM ET

    Stocks advanced decisively Tuesday, with Dow on track to snap a five-day losing streak. The rally followed a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy.  Home Depot jumped, RIM slipped.

  • Stocks Gain More than 1%; Home Depot Rises Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    Stocks rose significantly Tuesday after days of losses, following a series of government data releases and earnings reports that showed hints of strength returning to the economy. Home Depot gains, Kraft slips.