Since the formation of the New York Stock Exchange in 1792, players in various financial and commodities markets have made vast sums of money for themselves and investors. Some are able to keep their winning streak going perpetually, while 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, "The Greatest Trades of All Time: Top Traders Making Big Profits from the Crash of 1929 to Today" (John Wiley & Sons, 2011), goes over in full detail how hedge fund managers and independent traders executed profitable trades that make folks with Scottrade accounts pale in comparison. These are their trades.
By Vince Veneziani, Author of "The Greatest Trades of All Times"
Posted July 12, 2011