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6 Key Money Lessons of 2011: What We've Learned

At this time last year, maybe you thought the economy would be a bit more gracious by now. No such luck. But as we reflect on the year that was, here are six financial lessons that 2011 taught us all.

Paulson and Co. Clears $1 Billion on Citigroup Shares

Hedge fund manager John Paulson told Paulson & Co. clients that the company made more than $1 billion during the past 18 months on its investment in Citigroup, Bloomberg News reported, citing Paulson's letter to clients this month.

10 Best Stock Picks of the 10 Richest Hedge Funds

The smartest money on Wall Street may be at the top hedge funds, whose investment managers are paid billions a year to beat the market. Those gurus only take big money clients, but you can follow their lead: DailyFinance has the 10 best stock picks of the 10 highest-paid hedge fund managers.

Why You Should Buy a House Now

OK, we get that you want to be the one guy in the universe to know precisely when housing prices have reached bottom before you buy. Well, the logic...

Top Stock Picks of Six Billionaire Investors

By the time the world's smartest investors tell the SEC what stocks they hold, most of the gains they were after are already priced in. But a few of the companies Warren Buffett, George Soros, and their billionaire buddies bought into still have a lot further to rise. Which ones? Read on ...

Hard Times Hit
the Hedge Fund Business

Is it really such awful work to be a billionaire hedge fund manager? After suffering unusual loses this year, two well-known fund managers, Stanley Druckenmiller of Duquesne Capital Management, and Paolo Pellegrini of PSQR, said last week that they were getting out of the business.

The Gurus Predict Inflation ... and Deflation: Who's Right?

The smart money is placing its bets outside of the stock market, but it can't agree about the direction of those bets. Hedge funds are doubling down on inflation by buying gold. Institutions are buying corporate bonds -- a wager on deflation. Should you follow them? And if so, which way?

Casino Industry Ends Its Losing Streak

The U.S. casino gaming market is finally improving, according to a recently released report from Moody's Investor Services. After more than two years of negative outlooks, Moody's has changed its view to neutral and recognizes "signs [that the] industry has bottomed out."

Goldman Sachs: The Stupidist Trade Ever

Gregory Zuckerman's book The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History offers some valuable insights into hedge-fund operator John Paulson -- the mastermind behind the trade that has brought a massive SEC investigation upon the house of Goldman.

The Hedgie and the Treasurer: A Tale of Two Paulsons

John Paulson and Hank Paulson, two of the biggest players in the recent financial crisis, share more than a last name. Besides their name -- and the fact that Hank and John both received MBAs from Harvard -- the two Paulsons share something else: Both have now attracted the attention of the SEC.

Daily Blogwatch: The Worst Trade Ever

Below are some of the best reads for investors from around the Web: Looks like being a hedge fund manager is a pretty lucrative job. Here are all...

John Paulson Helps Publisher Plan Restructure

Hedge-fund manager John Paulson has completed a restructuring plan to save the troubled publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt from the billions of dollars of debt acrrued by its parent company, Education Media and Publishing Group.

Gold Bugs Beware: If John Paulson Is Stumbling. . .

As gold surged past $1,200 an ounce in November, gold bugs got a vote of confidence. John Paulson, the billionaire, hedge fund manager launched a gold fund. But Paulson's fund has taken a bruising and Wall Street's sentiment now shows signs of turning.