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  • NYSE Traders

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

    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.

  • Jamie Dimon

    Sharpen your pencils, it's Last Call quiz time.

  • Earned: $585 Million Firm: SAC Capital Advisors AUM: $14 Billion Although last year’s 8 percent net return by SAC’s flagship multi-strategy fund was among Cohen’s worst annual results (apart from its 19 percent loss in 2008), the fund’s gross return of 16 percent was easily among the best hedge fund performances of 2011. The fund, which charges a whopping 50 percent performance fee, did especially well in discretionary long-short equity, earning most of its gains from energy, retail, and technol

    The managers at the very top of this year’s Rich List bucked the trend of the industry’s lackluster performance.

  • John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    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.

  • Breaking News: Paulson & Co. Slashes Key Incentive Level

    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.

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    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.

  • Paulson's Fund Down 52 Percent YTD

    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.

  • Gold bars

    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.

  • Private Equity Risk

    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.

  • Paulson Apologizes to Investors

    Hedge fund manager John Paulson apologizes to investors for its "worst" year, reports CNBC's John Carney.

  • John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    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.”

  • Paulson's BAC & Gold Trades

    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.

  • Update On Paulson's Holdings

    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.

  • John Paulson's Call

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports John Paulson is reducing leverage in his primary hedge fund, saying he has liquidity to meet all redemption requests.

  • Gold's Down: What's Paulson's Next Move?

    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.

  • John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

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