The Greatest Trades of All Time

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments xiii

About the Author xv

Introduction xvii

CHAPTER 1 J. Kyle Bass: Timing Is Everything 1

The Back Story 1

A Few Definitions 2

Bass Asks Why 4

Learning from the Past 6

Shorting Subprime Loans 7

The Best Position 8

The Effects of Abuse 11

Who Was Watching? 13

Re-creating Bass's Trading Strategies 17

Bass's Top Traits 17

CHAPTER 2 James Chanos: The Real King of Enron 21

Enter Enron 21

Really Looking at Enron 23

The Best Position 26

Recreating Chanos's Trading Strategies 28

A More Recent Example 28

Chanos's Top Traits 30

CHAPTER 3 Paul Tudor Jones II: Legendary Global Macro Trader 31

Following a Genius 31

The Path of Greatness 32

Starting Out 33

Knowing All the Markets 35

Global Macro Trading 36

Elliot Wave Theory 38

More Keys to Jones's Success 40

Success beyond Trading 43

Recreating Jones's Trading Strategies 43

Jones's Top Traits 44

CHAPTER 4 John Templeton: Legendary Mutual Fund Manager 47

What Made Templeton Famous 47

Templeton's Life before Investing 49

Educational Aspirations 50

The Married Life 52

Templeton's Big Move 53

Back to New York 54

Looking to the Future, and the Templeton Growth Fund 55

Templeton's Second Marriage and Fund 56

The Bahamas 57

Recreating Templeton's Trading Strategies 58

Templeton's Top Traits 59

CHAPTER 5 Jesse Livermore: Legendary Speculator 61

Livermore's History 61

At Home in New York 63

Fame and Fortune 63

The Panic of 1907 64

The Crash of 1929 65

Livermore's Tragic End 66

An Example of Livermore's Influence Today 68

Recreating Livermore's Trading Strategies 69

Livermore's Top Traits 69

CHAPTER 6 John Paulson: The Greatest Trade of All Time 73

Paulson's Early Career 73

Paulson & Co. 74

The Greatest Trade 74

Recreating Paulson's Trading Strategies 79

Paulson's Top Traits 81

CHAPTER 7 George Soros: From Humble Beginnings to World Trader 83

Soros's Famous Trades 84

The Hardships of a Trading Genius 87

Going to School in London 88

Work in New York 90

Joining the Big Leagues 91

Finding Himself 93

Crashing from Success 95

A New Prot´eg´e 97

Onto the World Stage 98

The Backlash 100

A Conflicted Mind 101

A New Era 101

Recreating Soros's Trading Strategies 102

Soros's Top Traits 103

CHAPTER 8 David Einhorn: A Company's Worst Nightmare 105

Allied Is Not an Ally 105

Lucky Lehman 108

The Great Beyond 110

Recreating Einhorn's Trading Strategies 111

Einhorn's Top Traits 112

CHAPTER 9 Martin Schwartz: From Amateur to Superstar 115

Start Small, Go Big 115

Trading Like a Rock Star 117

Winding Down 118

Recreating Schwartz's Trading Strategies 120

Schwartz's Top Traits 121

CHAPTER 10 John Arnold: Master of Energy 123

Success at Enron 123

Centaurus Energy 124

The Explosion 126

Recreating Arnold's Trading Strategies 127

Crude Oil 127

Natural Gas 128

Arnold's Top Traits 130

CHAPTER 11 More Great Trades: Phillip Falcone, David Tepper, Andrew Hall, Greg Lippmann 131

Phillip Falcone 131

Recreating Falcone's Trading Strategies 134

David Tepper 135

Recreating Tepper's Trading Strategies 136

Andrew Hall 138

Recreating Hall's Trading Strategies 139

Greg Lippmann 141

Recreating Lippmann's Trading Strategies 143

In Summary 144

Notes 147

Glossary 149

References 151

Helpful Web Sites 157

Index 161

The Greatest Trades of All Time

Top Traders Making Big Profits from the Crash of 1929 to Today

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  • The Greatest Trades of All Time
  • Acknowledgments xiii

    About the Author xv

    Introduction xvii

    CHAPTER 1 J. Kyle Bass: Timing Is Everything 1

    The Back Story 1

    A Few Definitions 2

    Bass Asks Why 4

    Learning from the Past 6

    Shorting Subprime Loans 7

    The Best Position 8

    The Effects of Abuse 11

    Who Was Watching? 13

    Re-creating Bass's Trading Strategies 17

    Bass's Top Traits 17

    CHAPTER 2 James Chanos: The Real King of Enron 21

    Enter Enron 21

    Really Looking at Enron 23

    The Best Position 26

    Recreating Chanos's Trading Strategies 28

    A More Recent Example 28

    Chanos's Top Traits 30

    CHAPTER 3 Paul Tudor Jones II: Legendary Global Macro Trader 31

    Following a Genius 31

    The Path of Greatness 32

    Starting Out 33

    Knowing All the Markets 35

    Global Macro Trading 36

    Elliot Wave Theory 38

    More Keys to Jones's Success 40

    Success beyond Trading 43

    Recreating Jones's Trading Strategies 43

    Jones's Top Traits 44

    CHAPTER 4 John Templeton: Legendary Mutual Fund Manager 47

    What Made Templeton Famous 47

    Templeton's Life before Investing 49

    Educational Aspirations 50

    The Married Life 52

    Templeton's Big Move 53

    Back to New York 54

    Looking to the Future, and the Templeton Growth Fund 55

    Templeton's Second Marriage and Fund 56

    The Bahamas 57

    Recreating Templeton's Trading Strategies 58

    Templeton's Top Traits 59

    CHAPTER 5 Jesse Livermore: Legendary Speculator 61

    Livermore's History 61

    At Home in New York 63

    Fame and Fortune 63

    The Panic of 1907 64

    The Crash of 1929 65

    Livermore's Tragic End 66

    An Example of Livermore's Influence Today 68

    Recreating Livermore's Trading Strategies 69

    Livermore's Top Traits 69

    CHAPTER 6 John Paulson: The Greatest Trade of All Time 73

    Paulson's Early Career 73

    Paulson & Co. 74

    The Greatest Trade 74

    Recreating Paulson's Trading Strategies 79

    Paulson's Top Traits 81

    CHAPTER 7 George Soros: From Humble Beginnings to World Trader 83

    Soros's Famous Trades 84

    The Hardships of a Trading Genius 87

    Going to School in London 88

    Work in New York 90

    Joining the Big Leagues 91

    Finding Himself 93

    Crashing from Success 95

    A New Prot´eg´e 97

    Onto the World Stage 98

    The Backlash 100

    A Conflicted Mind 101

    A New Era 101

    Recreating Soros's Trading Strategies 102

    Soros's Top Traits 103

    CHAPTER 8 David Einhorn: A Company's Worst Nightmare 105

    Allied Is Not an Ally 105

    Lucky Lehman 108

    The Great Beyond 110

    Recreating Einhorn's Trading Strategies 111

    Einhorn's Top Traits 112

    CHAPTER 9 Martin Schwartz: From Amateur to Superstar 115

    Start Small, Go Big 115

    Trading Like a Rock Star 117

    Winding Down 118

    Recreating Schwartz's Trading Strategies 120

    Schwartz's Top Traits 121

    CHAPTER 10 John Arnold: Master of Energy 123

    Success at Enron 123

    Centaurus Energy 124

    The Explosion 126

    Recreating Arnold's Trading Strategies 127

    Crude Oil 127

    Natural Gas 128

    Arnold's Top Traits 130

    CHAPTER 11 More Great Trades: Phillip Falcone, David Tepper, Andrew Hall, Greg Lippmann 131

    Phillip Falcone 131

    Recreating Falcone's Trading Strategies 134

    David Tepper 135

    Recreating Tepper's Trading Strategies 136

    Andrew Hall 138

    Recreating Hall's Trading Strategies 139

    Greg Lippmann 141

    Recreating Lippmann's Trading Strategies 143

    In Summary 144

    Notes 147

    Glossary 149

    References 151

    Helpful Web Sites 157

    Index 161