John Paulson Loses Half A Billion In Under 24 Hours

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FOC 1183's picture

Correct NFP to 53,999

FranSix's picture

You win some, you lose some.

The Shit Blizzard

Hephasteus's picture

The got those at sonic?

johnnymustardseed's picture

The bigger you are the harder you fall!

Ancona's picture


Justice, it's a bitch.

buzzsaw99's picture

no biggie, he's rich, his clients are rich, in fact, bennie b. will probably buy those stocks and bonds for a profit.

Urban Redneck's picture

one needs a bank license to get into that club

oogs66's picture

bonds are down about 50% now.  From 100 --> 50.  That will leave a mark.

NotApplicable's picture

A big red one. Will probably even burn and sting.

FunkyMonkeyBoy's picture

These crooks aren't in it for the money. They have more money than they could ever need. They are in it for the power... the power to control governments, which means the power to control YOU goyim scum.

RobotTrader's picture

Wow, lots of hedge funds probably folding this quarter.

Volatility and specific stock risk has been a killer.

Wonder if Paulson will have to dump is good stocks to meet all the redemptions.

Arius's picture

perhaps, somebody might be after some know some hard assets...

usually these stock frauds are designed for small investors not for sophisticated players...just wondering...

Papasmurf's picture

Small investors have left the scene.  This is evolution.

ebworthen's picture

Perhaps he gets a tax write-off of some kind from the loss that he needs and is making a killing on other inside information with tips from Chinese friends?  Paulson will eventually need someplace to escape to like his erstwhile friend Hank.

(I believe people were overzealous on the junk button RoboTrader, not I).

NotApplicable's picture

At this point, it's a conditioned response RT brought upon himself, regardless of the content of his current post.

I do find it interesting how many people care enough to junk him anyway.

baby_BLYTHE's picture

He should have listened to Marc Faber, the dude is like never wrong.

Short Term  Treasury rally- check

10% correction in the DOW- Check

China/Emerging Market slowdown- check

InconvenientCounterParty's picture

He was singin' that tune throughout 2010.

I'm a fan of Mr. Faber if for nothing else than his mix of dry humor and that authoritarian accent.

JuicedGamma's picture

You are so angry.  Now go take your pills like a good boy.

Franken_Stein's picture


Holy shit !

And Ackermann just 3 weeks ago called Paulson "the superstar on Wallstreet" !

Looks like they've forgotten to place a mole, erm, I mean an expert from an expert network, with Sino Forest.


Well, you can't always win.


sunnydays's picture

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.  Karma is a Bitch.........

InconvenientCounterParty's picture

Gold might not be an investment, but it's not a ponzi either.


Bay of Pigs's picture

Really? Wait until Paulson's GLD ponzi falls apart. 

The destruction of these fraud ridden ETF's will be spectacular.

Hephasteus's picture

Do you think they'll scream ponzai!!!! Before they die?


silvertrain's picture

haha..the sheep are shearing each other now..

zaknick's picture

The dirty jooooos did it! lol

JP had it coming... I imagine this is nothing compared to the blood bath that will ensue once true price discovery comes's gonna be an awesome spectacle. Which is probably why you'll see a (nukular?) false flag carried out by the joooooos again instead.

Bow down to AIPAC, bitchez!!

Double down's picture

Did he own any puts?  Just one phone call from someone within Muddy to Paulson.... Just saying what we should all at least entertain.

Another story is that this is a great blow to the Canadian securities industry and its beloved auditors.

Fedophile's picture

Well, yesterday groupthink became gangbang


Tyler, you're so elegant, I love it!

agent default's picture

And to think I am feeling butthurt because of the silver action lately.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

That is like being hit in the nose.  It stings really bad and makes ones' eyes water.  Then it is followed by a hit to the eye, and that just adds insult to injury.  In the back of one's mind, there is the now all too real fear that another punch to the face is coming.  Duck?  Cover?  Run? 

First one out of the pool wins.

John McCloy's picture

Oh it appears he is not so prescient when him and Goldman are not packaging up trash and then using their trading power to engineer short attacks in financial stocks.

pizzgums's picture


sux when the tables get turned, doesn't it...

ebworthen's picture

We are at war with China, we just don't realize it.

No actual shots of gunpowder or fueled projectiles but cyberwarfare attacks on individuals, military installations, and financial Lusitania's like this one.

China has funded Wall Street and Washington's orgy of mammon lusting, and the reasons are becoming all too clear; use the dark sides of capitalism and democracy to collapse them from within.

JuicedGamma's picture

The Chinese are very cagey and think they are smarter than US.  So did Japan in the 1990s and look at them now.

Rule number 1: Don't trust Russians, Don't trust the Chinese,  they are all still communist and corrupt.

ebworthen's picture

What is not communist leaning and corrupt about our government, the FED, the bailouts, and Wall Street rigged casino markets?

China is a completely different story and nation in so many ways and we have not nuked them into submission the way we did Japan.

Japan post WWII followed the American model and accelerated past us because of their small size and tight borders.

China has subs capable of taking down our carriers, has a billion people to throw at us, land mass, resources, a need for petroleum that will soon exceed our own, and a need for food that already does.

We are playing into their hands and rapidly becoming a second rate power industrially and financially while losing any moral authority we may have had.

Thisson's picture

Hey how are they going to get those billion people here, genius?  Charlie dont surf.

Use of Weapons's picture

Take your tonal pick:

#1 You have a track record of allowing farm animals to govern Alaska - if they want to, they'll walk, with a USA company probably paying them to build the road / bridges to get it done properly.


#2 The Mouse Army marches on its feet.


Pick the one suitable to your mindset regarding pessimism/optimism.



Shock and Aweful's picture

Marx said it 150 years ago...


"The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them"


After the collaspe of Communism in Europe and the USSR, China was the last "communist" nation of any size on the planet.  They were our sworn enemy not even 30 years ago....

Maybe they looked around and realized that the only way to take down the U.S. would be to use our weakness for consumption against us. 



haskelslocal's picture

"Group think became Gangbang".... Fucking Priceless...

Korrath's picture

I like to start each day with a hot steaming cup of schadenfreude, spinkled lightly with mild contempt.  

I suspect I shall enjoy many a fine beverage like this for the next month or so.

gmrpeabody's picture

Schadenfreude (i /????d?nfr??d?/; German pronunciation: [??a?d?n?f???d?]) is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.[1] This German word is used as a loanword in English and some other languages, and has been calqued in Danish and Norwegian as skadefryd and Swedish as skadeglädje

mattwett12's picture


Probably shorted it.

Should I buy in for a rebound expecting them to "find a new forest" somewhere in the pacific ocean?