Sunday, 24 May 2015
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Jul 8 2010 | 2:08pm ET
John Paulson’s remarkable string of success is in jeopardy after a brutal June left his flagship hedge fund down nearly 9% on the year.
Paulson & Co.’s Advantage Plus Fund lost 6.9% last month. The fund is now down 8.8% through the first six months of the year, all of the losses coming during the second quarter.
Paulson’s funds have enjoyed double-digit returns in each of the last three years after the New York-based firm burst upon the scene in 2007 with a triple-digit return, betting against the subprime mortgage market.
This year, Paulson’s bullish bets on financial stocks seem to have taken its toll. And despite the poor performance and some unfriendly employment numbers, the firm is said to be sticking to its positions.
Those bets took a particular toll on Paulson’s Recovery Fund, which took a 12% beating last month. But the fund is still up 9% on the year. The firm’s gold fund also enjoyed the first half, rising 13%, and especially June, when it rose 7.3%.
Paulson’s Advantage fund, by contrast, had a rough first half, dropping 5.8% over the period, including a 4.4% June swoon.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…