John Paulson
John Paulson
Paulson & Co.
Last update 2018-09-19 54 Stocks (7 new)
Value $4.89 Bil Turnover 11 %
Top Holdings: GLD (10.47%) BHC (9.89%) SHPG (9.66%) MYL (8.52%) AGN (6.47%)
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John Paulson Profile

John Paulson is the President and Portfolio Manager of Paulson & Co. Inc. Paulson was ranked by Absolute Return Magazine as the 3rd largest hedge fund in the world managing approximately $29bn in merger, event and distressed strategies. Mr. Paulson received his Masters of Business Administration with high distinction, as a Baker Scholar, from Harvard Business School in 1980. He graduated summa cum laude in Finance from New York University's College of Business and Public Administration in 1978. Prior to forming Paulson in 1994, John was a general partner of Gruss Partners and a managing director in mergers and acquisitions at Bear Stearns.

John Paulson Investing Philosophy

John Paulson, a former mergers and acquisitions banker, established his firm as a merger arbitrage hedge fund manager, seeking to make money from situations when one public company announces plans to take over another. Merger arbitrage hedge funds primarily study equity markets, but they also research the market for credit default swaps, a form of insurance that starts paying out as soon as a credit security falls in value.

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Commentaries and Stories
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4 Stocks John Paulson and Paul Tudor Jones Agree On
Gurus see value in 2 pharmaceutical companies, a chipmaker and an asset manager
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429 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2018-09-21 16:56
5 Undervalued Stocks With Positive Earnings Estimates
Carriage Services tops the list
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252 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-08-20 19:53
John Paulson Adds 7 New Stocks to Portfolio
Paulson’s firm has struggled in recent years and goes for communication services in 2nd quarter
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381 Views    Holly LaFon    2018-08-15 21:09
A Deeper Understanding of John Paulson's Merger Arbitrage Checklist
Mergers can fail primarily due to antitrust and national security concerns
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123 Views    James Li    2018-07-27 20:39
June 15 Forum Update: 'Mega Mergers' Edition
A deeper understanding of mergers and acquisitions
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847 Views    James Li    2018-06-15 20:50
Start Buying This John Paulson Bargain
Too many stocks are overpriced and that’s why its time to be fearful
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526 Views    Jonathan Poland    2018-05-31 16:57
John Paulson Establishes 8 New Positions in 1st Quarter
Merger arbitrage hedge fund guru reports quarterly portfolio
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251 Views    James Li    2018-05-17 21:31
5 Health Care Stocks Gurus Are Buying
These stocks have positions in gurus' portfolios
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297 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-04-06 15:09
6 Profitable Companies
T-Mobile among the companies with a high return on equity
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193 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2018-03-21 19:50
John Paulson Buys Gold for Cheap
International Tower Hill Mines says new technology can access microscopic particles of gold scattered across thousands of acres in Alaska
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322 Views    Yamil Berard    2018-03-19 21:04

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An Interview With Economist Gary Shilling
Mr. Gary Shilling has a track record for accurately forecasting economic events
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1808 Views    Jean-Francois Nobert    2015-10-05 06:00
John Paulson Buys 12% Stake in Synethsis Energy Systems
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2970 Views    Holly LaFon    2015-04-25 21:45
John Paulson Increases Stake in Company He Backed in Bankruptcy
Overseas Shipholding Group has seen better days since restructuring
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1185 Views    Holly LaFon    2016-03-21 21:46
John Paulson's Top 4 New Buys Not Health Care or Gold
Paulson has had more than half of holdings in health care
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1968 Views    Holly LaFon    2016-05-18 22:15
Strategic Rationale for Harbin Electric to Go Private
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1762 Views    guruek    2011-04-01 19:32
John Paulson Gold Trade Gone Awry
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505 Views    Hedgie    2013-04-17 14:10