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John Paulson's Big Q2 Buys

By Zvi Bar: John Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager of Paulson & Co., became well known for betting against subprime mortgages before they collapsed, and buying U.S. banks after that collapse. Since then, some of Paulson & Co.'s...Show More Summary

Allergan Inc. (AGN), DIRECTV (DTV), Covidien plc (COV): Paulson & Co’s New Stock Picks in Q2

In its latest 13F filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Paulson & Co, managed by John Paulson, has disclosed its equity portfolio for the second quarter of 2014. The fund’s portfolio has a reported market value of $23.1 billion. Over the second quarter, Paulson & Co acquired more than 8 new stocks, sold […]

Paulson & Co., 250 Avenida Luis Muñoz Rivera’ Does Have A Nice Ring To It

John Paulson is sticking to his story that he won’t be moving to the tax-friendly shores of the Singapore of the Caribbean. On the other hand, he’s just bought some pretty nice Class A space from Robert Benmosche to go along with all of those miles of beachfront on which he could conceivably live. Show More Summary

Hedge Fund News: George Soros, John Paulson & Brevan Howard

George Soros Made A Huge Bet That Stocks Will Fall (BusinessInsider) It seems legendary hedge fund billionaire George Soros might be souring in his view on the market outlook for U.S. stocks, based on his most recent 13-F filing in the U.S., which showed a 605% increase in his short S&P 500 position (through put […]

Paulson Rode Gold Higher in 2Q; Soros Picked Up Gold Miners

What gold took away from hedge-fund manager John Paulson, it’s beginning to give back. In part. Paulson & Co. held on to a 10.2 million-share stake in SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) during the second quarter, a portfolio disclosure last night showed. The ETF, which is the world’s biggest gold-bullion fund, gained about 10% during the first half [...]

Paulson & Co. Discloses 18.3 Percent Stake In NovaCopper

By Marie Cabural The shares of NovaCopper rose more than 6% on Monday, August 11 Paulson & Co., an investment management firm established and managed by John Paulson, disclosed an 18.8% stake in NovaCopper Inc. (NYSEMKT:NCQ), based on its 13G filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Show More Summary

Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (NYSE:RBS) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call August 1, 2014 10:00 AM ET Executives Ewen Stevenson – CFO John Cummins – Treasurer Analysts Corinne Cunningham – Autonomous Research David Paulson [ph] – Axe Investments [ph] Robert Smalley – UBS Presentation Operator Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Show More Summary

2 Gurus Are Loading Up On The Biggest Player In Real Estate

Two of the smartest investors in the business are John Paulson and Stephen Mandel. Paulson, by far the more famous of the two, is best known for making $15 billion in the financial

Two Famous Faces From The Financial Crisis Executed A Deal Today That Reportedly Made One A Billion Dollars Richer (CIT)

John Thain was CEO of Merrill Lynch in 2008 as it crumbled and sold itself to Bank of America. Meanwhile, John Paulson was shorting mortgages and becoming a billionaire as the housing market collapsed. Both participated in the latest consolidative move in the financial services industry. Show More Summary

John Paulson and George Soros Score Big Selling OneWest Bank For $3.4 Billion

A gang made up of some of ’s biggest names and formed by former Goldman Sachs partner Steve Mnuchin is set to realize a a big score from the sale of OneWest Bank to for $3.4 billion. Hedge fund billionaires and were part of the group that together with buyout baron Christopher Flowers and billionaire [...]

Shire PLC (ADR) (SHPG), Time Warner Cable (TWC): How John Paulson Got His Mojo Back

John Paulson’s funds posted strong returns in June, especially on the back of merger arbitrage plays, an activity in which Paulson has been involved for the last 20 years. The best performer was Paulson Enhanced, a merger arbitrage fund, which inched up by 6% over June, and 11.8% between January and June, almost doubling the […]

Whiting Petroleum Corp (WLL), Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (USA) (KOG): John Paulson’s Picks: Get Ready For More Consolidation in the U.S. Oil & Gas Industry

John Paulson of Paulson & Co., who correctly forecasted that both Whiting Petroleum Corp (NYSE:WLL) and Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp (USA) (NYSE:KOG) could be takeover targets, is now predicting increased consolidation in the U.S. oil and gas industry going forward. His prophecy became fulfilled when Whiting Petroleum announced, a few days ago, that it […]

Hedge Fund Highlights: Carl Icahn, John Paulson & Sprott Asset Management

Icahn and Ackman Publicly End Feud With an Embrace (New York Times) A dispute between two billionaire investors, Carl C. Icahn and William A. Ackman, ended with a phone call a few weeks ago and, on Wednesday, a public embrace. Mr. Ackman called Mr. Icahn’s office and told his assistant, “Tell Carl I’m calling to forgive him,” Mr. Ackman […]

John Paulson Made Billions By Betting Against Mortgages, And Today He Says A House Is The Best Investment You Can Make (XHB)

Hedge fund manager John Paulson famously became a billionaire during the financial crisis by shorting, or betting against, subprime mortgages. Effectively, he bet against the housing market. But now he thinks that buying a house is "the...Show More Summary

Paulson Favors Sprint, T-Mobile Merger: WSJ

Although their union hasn’t been formally announced, Sprint (S) and T-Mobile (TMUS) already have the blessing of one of their biggest shareholders: John Paulson. The billionaire hedge fund manager is the third and fourth largest shareholder of the two companies, respectively, and was instrumental in last year’s mergers—T-Mobile’s purchase of MetroPCS and Softbank’s purchase of [...]

Hedge Fund News: Stanley Druckenmiller, John Paulson & Starboard Value LP

Some Top Money Managers Push for Fed to Start Raising Interest Rates (NYTimes) The Fed is out of step with Wall Street, say some of the country’s wealthiest investors. If there was one thing that hedge fund managers kept coming back to time and time again at the CNBC Delivering Alpha conference on Wednesday, it […]

John Paulson Sounds Confident That Valeant Will Win Its Takeover Bid Of Allergan (AGN)

Closely-followed hedge fund manager John Paulson sounded confident in a Valeant/Allergan deal at CNBC's Delivering Alpha. Paulson, who has been running his fund for 20 years, said it's a "very exciting time" to be involved in merger arbitrage right now. Show More Summary

John Paulson Reduces Exposure To CNO Financial Group Inc (CNO)

John Paulson has decided to trim exposure to CNO Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CNO) and has sold some 1.9 million shares. As a result, his fund, Paulson & Co, is left holding 10.5 million shares, which account for approximately 4.7% of the total number of shares outstanding, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. […]

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