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It’s all about location, location and John Paulston

click here to see the full image. Even when he launched his hedge fund at 37 years old in 1994, John Paulson was a nobody – described by his peers as “run-of-the-mill, nothing special” (Wall Street Journal). And it wasn’t hard to see why: he was investing in corporate mergers that will most likely succeed – perhaps one of the safest blocks any investor can trade on Wall Street. But decade-plus later in 2007, his firm would be one of the few in the market to cash in $15 billion with Paulson’s......

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Mastering Short-selling
Classic Tales |
May 4, 2015

Mastering Short-selling

We’ve explained what short-selling is in our previous post: but the gem is not how it’s done, but on what you should short-sell? Our suggestion? On someone’s misfortunes (and we think the...