“John Paulson, the billionaire hedge- fund manager coming off record losses in 2011, reported increases in most of his funds in August as rising stock markets lifted the value of holdings, according to two people briefed on the returns. Paulson’s Gold Fund led gains with an 11 percent jump in August, which reduced losses this year to 15 percent, said the people, asking not to be named because the information is private. The Advantage funds, which seek to profit from corporate events such as takeovers and bankruptcies, and Paulson Enhanced, which aims to make money from companies involved in mergers, also rose last month.” [Bloomberg]

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  1. Posted by guest | September 10, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    Caption Contest: "When asked how he turned around his fund's performance, John Paulson had this to say."

  2. Posted by Guest | September 10, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    When asked to imitate how he looks when helping his grandma into a tight dress, Paulson replied.

  3. Posted by Guest | September 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    The new risk arbitrage strategy is great.

    Step 1. Find deals UBS lead deals
    Step 2. Bet against them
    Step 3. Profit

  4. Posted by Guest | September 10, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    the new killing it


  5. Posted by Which is it? | September 10, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    Is Paulson throwing his hands up in disgust, or is this the beginning of one big sarcastic clap? I hope the latter

  6. Posted by oki | September 10, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    How does he still have outside investors?

  7. Posted by guest | September 10, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    The biggest sign that the market is currently overbought: John Paulson didn't lose money this month.

  8. Posted by Sean | September 10, 2012 at 5:03 PM

    Suck it, New Mexico.

  9. Posted by Indubitably | September 10, 2012 at 5:20 PM

    First time he's flipped heads since '09

  10. Posted by E. Cartman | September 10, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    "Through intensive training and recruiting, we've been able to develop some of the world's best throwers from the processional circuits, and are primed to make a big impact with our new Differentiated Arbitrage Results Technique (TM) approach."

    – J. Paulson

  11. Posted by E. Cartman | September 10, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    John: thanks for dinner last night. Looking forward to our next chat. -Jim

  12. Posted by Sean | September 10, 2012 at 5:28 PM


    Paulson & Co loses investors money at break neck speed in 2010-2011.
    Peyton Manning misses the entire 2011 season because of neck injuries.

    As a lowly Jets fan, I pray Tom Brady invests in the Advantage Fund ASAP.

  13. Posted by Orenthal James | September 10, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Peyton Manning had three neck surgeries in 19 months? Weak. I once had two in 30 minutes.

  14. Posted by Guest | September 10, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Eric Sprott>John Paulson

  15. Posted by Guest | September 10, 2012 at 7:04 PM


    Step 1. Short-sell UBS
    Step 2. Profit

  16. Posted by Guest | September 10, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    UBS can only blow itself up once, whereas it can continue to blow up clients over and over again.
    It's a more sustainable trading strategy for Paulson & Co.

  17. Posted by guest@guest.com | September 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    Both of them are overrated

  18. Posted by guest | September 10, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    -15% is the NKI?

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