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The greatest trade ever : the behind-the-scenes story of how John Paulson defied Wall Street and made financial history

Author: Gregory Zuckerman
Publisher: New York : Crown Business, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A superbly written, behind-the-scenes narrative of how hedge fund manager John Paulson foresaw the escalating financial crisis and turned a falling housing market into financial history.
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Named Person: John Alfred Paulson; John Alfred Paulson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Zuckerman
ISBN: 9780385529945 0385529945
OCLC Number: 651902245
Notes: Originally published by Broadway Books in 2009.
"With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.
Description: 307 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Gregory Zuckerman.

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A superbly written, behind-the-scenes narrative of how hedge fund manager John Paulson foresaw the escalating financial crisis and turned a falling housing market into financial history.

"In 2006, hedge-fund manager John Paulson realized something few others suspected--that housing was headed for a major fall. If he could figure out how to successfully bet against risky mortgages, he might make a staggering profit. But Paulson knew little about real estate or how to wager against housing. Experts scoffed at him. At first, Paulson and a few other renegade investors with the same idea lost tens of millions of dollars as real estate and stocks soared. Paulson redoubled his bets, putting his career on the line. The implosion of the market in early 2007 brought billions to Paulson and the underdog investors but also sparked efforts to rescue real estate and derail him. By year's end, john Paulson had pulled off the greatest trade in financial history, earning more than $15 billion for his firm. He extended his trade the next year to make billions more. Written by the prizewinning reporter who broke the story in the Wall Street Journal, The Greatest Trade Ever is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes narrative of how a contrarian foresaw an escalating financial crisis--and outwitted Wall Street's titans--to make financial history."--Back cover.

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