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  • Gold's Down: What's Paulson's Next Move?     Monday, 10 Oct 2011 | 5:17 PM ET

    September's gold sell-off turned a bad year for billionaire investor John Paulson into an even worse one. Discussing Paulson's investment strategies and whether the threat of redemptions are causing him a problem, with Greg Zuckerman, WSJ & author.

  • Five Stocks John Paulson Is Betting On Wednesday, 21 Sep 2011 | 4:04 PM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    John Paulson has been getting a lot of attention recently — and not the good kind.

  • John Paulson Still Loves Stocks     Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 5:30 PM ET

    Greg Zuckerman, WSJ, discusses the behind-the-scenes story of how John Paulson defied Wall Street and made financial history.

  • 4 Spectacular Fund-Manager Blowups of 2011 Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 12:09 PM ET

    Many investors have been tested this year, as a confluence of events, from natural disasters to an unexpectedly weakening economy, has pummeled stocks. A report from TheStreet details four high-profile, respected fund managers who have struggled this year.

  • John Paulson Is Now Down Almost 40% Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 2:20 PM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc, listens during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee November 13, 2008 in Washington, DC.

    John Paulson is now down 38.7% YTD in his Advantage Plus fund, according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Hedge Funds Taking a Beating in Volatile Market Thursday, 11 Aug 2011 | 5:16 PM ET
    Private Equity Risk

    Some of the world's top hedge funds are continuing to suffer losses during the painful month of August amid heavy market volatility.

  • Tail Risk Takes Off     Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly has the story on huge losses at John Paulson's hedge fund, and funds that are reaping big returns on market volatility.

  • Paulson's Hedge Fund Losses Mount Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 11:19 AM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    The largest hedge fund run by legendary manager John Paulson is down 21 percent for the year. The Advantage Fund, which has over $17 billion in assets under management, suffered losses between 10 and 11 percent since the start of August.

  • Revolving Door at SEC Is Hurdle to Crisis Cleanup Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 10:28 AM ET

    A senior lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission recently took center stage in a major case involving a controversial mortgage security sold by Goldman Sachs. There was just one slight twist in the legal proceedings. The S.E.C. lawyer was not the prosecutor taking the deposition. He was the witness. The New York Times reports.

  • 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.

  • Paulson Enjoys $550 Million Lehman Boost Monday, 4 Jul 2011 | 9:07 PM ET

    Paulson & Co, the hedge fund that made billions from betting on a collapse in mortgage-backed securities during the financial crisis, has made more than $550m from a recovery in the value of bonds it bought in failed investment bank Lehman Brothers. The FT reports.

  • John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc, listens during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee November 13, 2008 in Washington, DC.

    John Paulson spoke with investors last week, presumably in order to address his poor performance recently.

  • Big Name Hedge Funds Brace for a Rough Ride Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 9:22 PM ET

    Hedge fund managers are preparing to enter the second half of the year with plenty to be bearish about – and not much, it seems, to make money from. The FT reports.

  • Paulson Dumps Sino-Forest     Tuesday, 21 Jun 2011 | 9:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports John Paulson sold his entire stake in the Chinese company due to uncertainty over its public disclosures and financial statements.

  • The “Norma” deal that the SEC is investigating was one of several complex transactions that became known under one name, “The Magnetar Trade.” To many in finance, it is still considered one of the most elegant trades in recent memory.

  • Hedge Fund Spat     Thursday, 12 May 2011 | 12:21 PM ET

    Discussing the snapping up of Lehman Brother's distressed debt, with Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Partners.

  • There’s No Such Thing as a Muni Expert Tuesday, 22 Feb 2011 | 1:22 PM ET

    The strongest case for investing in municipal bonds turns on claims of expertise. Unfortunately, there’s little reason to be confident in these claims of expertise and strong reasons to be skeptical.