The Greatest Trade Ever: How One Man Bet Against the Markets and Made $20 Billion

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The 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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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)

About the Author:

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.

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