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Complete Paulson Q2 Holdings Summary: Cuts Citi by 20%, BofA By 52%, Adds 64% To Wells Fargo

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Paulson & Co.'s latest 13F is out. As has already been extensively discussed, Paulson largely has eliminated his BAC stake, which in recent days is rumored to have been cut to zero, although as of June 30 was a little over $660 Million, or 60.4 million shares, a substantial 52% cut from the $1.65 billion or 123.6 million shares at March 31. In the process he made BAC his top 12 position, a far cry from where it was in 2010. Overall, Paulson deleveraged substantially in Q2, with the bulk of his positions declining across the board, although he did cut his whopping 1.8 billion Citi stake by just 19% to $1.4 billion, which is where the pain trade for the fund is contained (for those wondering, his JPM position was cut by just 6%). Paradoxically, as of June 30, Paulson actually added $160 million to his Capital One position and a whopping $300 million to his Wells Fargo position making these his top 6 and 8th positions, respectively. Somehow we doubt his LPs will be too happy with this decision. Paulson added new positions in Life Technologies, Savvis, News Corp, Southern Union, Mosaic, Tenet, Walter Energy, Grifols, NYSE Euronext (probably an M&A arb), Agnico Eagle Mines, and State Bank Financial. These are highlighted in green in the table below. Any simple additions are bolded. Paulson cut his entire stakes in Alcon, Alberto Culver, Atheros, Boston Scientific, CIT, Cooper Companies, Emergency Medical Services, International Paper, JC Penney, Kinross Gold, Lorillard, Marshall & Isley, Novell, Pride Intl, RC2 Corp, Seagate, Smurfit Stone (so much for that whole paper trade), St Jude, Talecris and Wilmington Trust. We expect major selling in Paulson's Q3 update unless like last year, his fund rises from the ashes of reality courtesy of yet another round of easing. Somehow we doubt it (the Phoenix thing, not the Easing).

 

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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:06 | 1563148 damage
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Is Paulson a retard?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:12 | 1563170 Reese Bobby
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If the definition is rich one-trick-pony, yes.

 

I had a dream Wells Fargo was based in California and bought Wachovia.  Now that would be funny!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:20 | 1563191 Stoploss
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He is completely ate up with the dumb ass, to say the least.

Yes, retard. It's in vogue right now, right Paul? Christina?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:37 | 1563259 Piranhanoia
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Is this a trick question?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:12 | 1563374 damage
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Probably

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:12 | 1563160 Bam_Man
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A compulsive gambler.

Who has access to OPM.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:10 | 1563163 disabledvet
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HOw's that for a portfolio. I'd be a vulture in Real Estate myself. Geithner wants rentals? "i'm your man." what say all of you?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:13 | 1563173 Flakmeister
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A pretty eclectic collection of stuff.... Don't think I would consider owning more than 1/5 of it...

Big Nova Gold stake....

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:32 | 1563243 Spitzer
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He dumped Kinross. The stock has no place to go but up, what an idiot.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:51 | 1563292 Flakmeister
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Heh, heh, heh.... just picked up som Mar 12 15 strike calls in the recent sell off on KCG....

Reminds a while back when IAG, AUY and GRS were sucking wind and I was trying to convince Robotrader that these guys had far more upside than AEM, ABX and the like....

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:14 | 1563174 Rainman
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It must be cool to lose more money than California.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:17 | 1563182 Nostradamus
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He cut his entire holdings of Kinross and added 300 million to Wells Fargo? It appears he has no clue what's going on in the world economically.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:22 | 1563201 TheFourthStooge-ing
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He cut his entire holdings of Kinross and added 300 million to Wells Fargo? It appears he has no clue what's going on in the world economically.

That money would have been better spent on lottery tickets.

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:34 | 1563250 Spitzer
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Kinross has been groping for a bottom the last few weeks. Paulson is a shitty asset manager.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:44 | 1563602 I am a Man I am...
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yeh, compare this 5 year chart with actual gold, then lemme know why the fuck you would hold it

 

http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=KGC+Interactive#chart1:symbol=kgc;ran...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 22:01 | 1563735 Spitzer
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Ok, lets revisit this in 3 months. Deal Man ?

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 05:11 | 1564520 I am a Man I am...
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fair enough, why do u think it will go up now?

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 00:51 | 1568002 Spitzer
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It is has simply been undervalued  and oversold for too long. It hit rock bottom. Buying at market tops and selling at market bottoms are equally as stupid. This is a cassic case of selling at a bottom.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:44 | 1563276 Piranhanoia
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WF hid their MBS fraud behind a little company firewall until it broke that it is a document shop, and one stop fraud assembly line.  Probably betting that they will go down last.  Bad bet when the government is backing a competitor.

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:08 | 1563362 johnjb32
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The world's economies continue to collapse, but there is still time to prepare ... http://goo.gl/25cDy ... join the movement.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:43 | 1563481 cfigueir
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If you insist on paying someone to buy banks for you, why not just buy fairholme and GLD? How this guy manages to get 2/20 for this is amazing.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:43 | 1563483 lawrence1
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Fuck Paulson and fuck everything to do with bankers.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:22 | 1563558 lizzy36
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Will be interesting to hear about his redemptions.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 22:28 | 1563788 Perpetual Burn
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Time to retire.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 22:40 | 1563808 bbbilly1326
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is it just me, or are the Dollar Value and #shares columns reversed ?

Did his company do that or ZH ?  If it's the company, should we trust their attention to detail ?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 23:52 | 1564052 Prof Gulliver
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No, the dollar value is in $1,000s, which equals 1 bazillion Bennie Bucks.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 00:13 | 1564131 PulauHantu29
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Adding more bank stocks? Me thinks Paulson has a Death Wish. He is playing a dangerous game with other people's money hoping for more Clown Bucks Bailouts and Bonuses from The Bernank.....I htink Americans are Fed up (so to speak) with more Billion dollar Bank Bonuses.......GL! with that.

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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 18:06 | 1822894 gratefultraveller
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Completely OT:

"Schäuble in luck

Scrap bank discovered 55.5 billion €"

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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 18:08 | 1822899 gratefultraveller
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And you thought Greece "finding" 5 billion Euro was surreal...

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