Leading hedge fund managers are betting on a significant sell-off in German government bonds in the coming months after a sharp fall in yields on the debt paper driven by a flight to safety in the eurozone, the Financial Times reports.
The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the markets ahead of the opening bell, including a look at billionaire hedge fund manager, John Paulson spending some of his fortune on a palace in the mountains, with CNBC'S Robert Frank.
"It's dangerous for investors merely to mimic what large investors are doing, because you're always going to be late," says one market pro. "That includes not just buying but, importantly, selling."
John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager who foresaw the collapse of the US housing market, is shorting German government bonds in a wager that the euro zone debt crisis will significantly deepen in the coming months, the Financial Times reports.
Sharpen your pencils, it's Last Call quiz time.
The managers at the very top of this year’s Rich List bucked the trend of the industry’s lackluster performance.
Still suffering the repercussions of a huge downswing, hedge-fund manager John Paulson has told employees he’ll pay bonuses for this year out of his own pocket, according to someone familiar with the matter.
CNBC's Kate Kelly reports that Paulson & Company is slashing the key incentive level for employee bonuses.
On Valentine’s Day, John Paulson looked for a breakup — of Hartford Financial.
Casino operator Caesar’s Entertainment, which holds its IPO on Wednesday, might not be a good bet for everyone, one analyst said.
Last year's hedge fund losers may be turning into winners again. Several of the largest hedge funds that ended last year deep in the red, jumped to good starts in January, giving their wealthy investors reason to believe savvy traders are getting back their magic touch.
John B. Helmers, Principal and Chief Investment Officer of Swiftwater Capital Management offers his 2012 predictions.
Greg Zuckerman, Wall Street Journal senior writer with a look at Paulson's dismal performance in 2011, and whether the legendary hedge fund manager can turn it around next year.
In just three months, gold has gone from the trade that works in every kind of market to the trade that doesn’t work in any market.
Markets and governments face an uphill struggle to fund themselves next year amid extreme uncertainty over the eurozone and the global economy, as new figures reveal that the borrowing of industrialised governments has surged beyond $10tr this year and is forecast to grow further in 2012. The Financial Times reports.
Hedge fund manager John Paulson apologizes to investors for its "worst" year, reports CNBC's John Carney.
Hedge fund legend John Paulson apologized to investors for what he is calling a year that has been “the worst in the firm’s 17 year history.”
The Fast Money traders weigh in on the top tech trades of the day, including, Apple and RIM, and discussing hedge fund manager, John Paulson's top holdings and his big bet on Bank of America, with Greg Zuckerman, WSJ senior writer.
CNBC's Mary Thompson, has the update on hedge fund manager, John Paulson's holdings, and what it indicates about the markets and gold, with the Fast Money traders.
CNBC's Scott Wapner reports John Paulson is reducing leverage in his primary hedge fund, saying he has liquidity to meet all redemption requests.