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  • 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
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    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
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    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
    Paulson Dumps Sino-Forest

    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.

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    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
    Hedge Fund Spat

    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
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    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.