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May 8 2013 | 8:47am ET
Has George Soros done it again?
Rumor has it that the 82-year-old hedge fund legend, who made his name 21 years ago betting against the British pound, and who made nearly $1 billion earlier this year betting against the Japanese yen, has turned a smaller, but still tidy, profit on the Australian dollar.
The Australian press reports that Soros is behind a 36-hour, US$1 billion bet that the Australian Reserve Bank would cut interest rates. Indeed, it seems, someone placed the bet three times with different brokers in Hong Kong and Singapore, earning him almost $60 million.
While Soros has not acknowledged that he's behind the trades, the mere rumor that he was betting against the Aussie was enough to send the currency swooning.
"He is obviously very influential on currency markets," West Union Business Solutions' David Greene told CNBC. "If markets get a whiff that he is intervening, people start paying attention."
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…