If you’ve been out to see ‘The Big Short‘ in cinemas recently then you’ll know all about the subprime mortgage crisis and the small number of funds who made enormous profits from it. Of course, the four groups covered in the film and the Michael Lewis book on which it is based weren’t the only ones.
In one of the greatest trades of all time, John Paulson bet heavily against the housing market and made more than $15 billion, transforming his hedge fund into the third largest in the world, and netting a personal profit of $4 billion.
The 10 Best & Worst Trades of All Time
To see the 10 best and worst trades of all time, discover how these huge profits and losses were achieved, and learn about the traders behind them, take a look at the graphic below.
Originally posted 2016-02-13 06:53:18.