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    DescriptionThe "Greatest Trade Ever" is the thrilling story of the trader John Paulson who predicted the economic crash in 2008 - and made the biggest windfall in history, by Gregory Zuckerman. Autumn 2008. The world's finances collapse but one man makes a killing. John Paulson, a softly spoken hedge-fund manager who still took the bus to work, seemed unlikely to stake his career on one big gamble. But he did - and "The Greatest Trade Ever" is the story of how he realised that the sub-prime housing bubble was going to burst, making $15 Billion for his fund and more than $4 Billion for himself in a single year. It's a tale of folly and wizardry, individual brilliance versus institutional stupidity. John Paulson made the biggest winning bet in history. And this is how he did it. "The definitive account of a sensational trade". (Michael Lewis, author of "The Big Short"). "Extraordinary, excellent". ("Observer"). "A must-read for anyone fascinated by financial madness". ("Mail on Sunday"). "A forensic, read-in-one-sitting book". ("Sunday Times"). "Simply terrific. Easily the best of the post-crash financial books". (Malcolm Gladwell). "A great page-turner and a great illuminator of the market's crash". (John Helyar, author of "Barbarians at the Gate").


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    Title
    The Greatest Trade Ever
    Subtitle
    How One Man Bet Against the Markets and Made $20 Billion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gregory Zuckerman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 212 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141043159
    ISBN 10: 0141043156
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27820
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.8
    BIC subject category V2: KFFM, KFFR, BGB
    BISAC V2.8: BUS036000, BUS054000, BIO003000
    DC22: 332.645092
    Thema V1.0: KFFR, KFFM, DNBB
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    29 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Gregory Zuckerman is a senior writer at the Wall Street Journal, where he pens the 'Heard on the Street' column. He appears on CNBC-TV twice a week to explain complex trades. His team has won the New York Press Club Journalism Award and the Gerald Loeb Award for their coverage of the credit crisis.
    Review quote
    Simply terrific. Easily the best of the post-crash financial books -- Malcolm Gladwell Greg Zuckerman was the first to tell the world about John Paulson's sensational trade ... He's written the definitive account of a strange and wonderful subplot of the financial crisis Michael Lewis, author of Liar's Poker A must-read for anyone fascinated by financial madness Mail on Sunday A forensic, read-in-one-sitting book Sunday Times Extraordinary, excellent Observer Compelling Economist Zuckerman takes us to Wall Street's heart of darkness, where mushroomed a $1 trillion subprime mortgage market that only the few, the brave, the smart dared short. This is at once a great page-turner and a great illuminator of the market's crash. John Heylar, co-author of Barbarians at the Gate Much, much more than a brilliant account of Paulson's trade of the century; this book also provides a highly enjoyable and lucid journey through the analytical and emotional maze that constituted the financial markets on the eve of the Great Recession. Compulsory reading. Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of Pacific Investment Management Co and author of When Markets Collide A magnificent insider look at how Paulson and others profited off of subprime's demise... insightful and gripping. Marketfolly.com