Who wouldn't want to be a billionaire hedge fund manager? Well, most of them anyway. Maybe not John Paulson.
According to the WSJ, the September selloff in gold has taken a toll on Paulson, who is famed for betting against the housing market.
According to journalist Greg Zuckerman “Mr. Paulson saw his fund dedicated to gold investments lose 16.4% in September, according to investors. That is worse than the 11% fall for gold prices. The Paulson gold fund now sports a gain of just over 1% in 2011, through September, compared with a 16% year-to-date gain in gold—a difference likely attributable to the fund's investment in gold-mining companies, whose shares haven't kept pace with gold's rise.
Mr. Paulson's Recovery fund, which wagers on investments deemed likely to do well as the U.S. economy improves, lost more than 14% in September and is down 31% in 2011, investors familiar with the figures say. Paulson also posted losses last month in the merger-focused fund, they say.
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Zuckerman is also the author of "The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History"
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