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Thursday, 8 December 2016
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Dec 23 2011 | 10:10am ET
Paulson & Co. is in danger of ending its worst-ever year with one of its worst-ever months.
The New York-based hedge fund, better known for posting triple-digit returns than for nursing double-digit losses, has seen its flagship Advantage Fund shed 6% through Dec. 16, leaving it down about 36% on the year. A more highly-levered version of that fund, Advantage Plus, lost a further 9% during the first two weeks of December and is down about 52% on the year, Reuters reports.
What's more, Paulson's gold fund, once a bright spot in a dark year, has failed him, as well. With gold sinking almost 20% since September, the gold fund is now down 7% on the year.