The Greatest Trades In Wall Street History
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Think about it: John Paulson shorted the U.S. housing market when almost everyone else on
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Jesse Livermore shorted the 1929 market crash and made $100 million.
Paul Tudor Jones made an estimated $100 million when he predicted Black Monday in 1987 and shorted the stock market.Advertisement
Andy Krieger shorted the Kiwi in the late 80s and made $300 million.
Jim Rogers went long on commodities when they were cheap in the late 90s.Advertisement
George Soros shorted the British pound and made $1 billion.
Stanley Druckenmiller bet on the German mark and made $1 billion.Advertisement
Louis Bacon bet on Saddam Hussein invading Kuwait and returned 86% that year.
John Templeton shorted the Dot-Com bubble and made $80 million in weeks.Advertisement
Jim Chanos shorted Enron when everyone thought the company was in great shape.
Andrew Hall went really, really long on oil and made enough to warrant a $100 million bonus.Advertisement
John Arnold bet against a rival energy hedge fund's natural gas positions.
John Paulson shorted subprime mortgages just before the financial crisis hit and made $3-4 billion.Advertisement
Kyle Bass also made that same bet against mortgage-backed-securities and netted $3-4 billion.
David Tepper made $7 billion going long on banks after the financial crisis.Advertisement
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