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John Paulson’s 10 New Stock Picks

John Paulson is the most successful hedge fund manager of the past four years. He made $4 billion by betting against subprime mortgage investments in 2007 and another $5 billion by betting on gold and the recovery of the economy in 2010. His gold investments are his savior in 2011 as well. Paulson’s Paulson & Co. manages separate client-focused portfolios, employing merger arbitrage, long/short, and event-driven strategies. Paulson uses fundamental analysis to make his investments.

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During the second quarter John Paulson dumped half of his stake in Bank of America (BAC) and Comcast (CMCSA). Each of these transactions were about $600 Million. Paulson also sold a fifth of his stake in Citigroup (C). This transaction was than $300 Million. What did Paulson buy with the proceeds from these transactions? Here are John Paulson’s 10 new stock picks:

1. LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORP (LIFE): $392 Million

2. SAVVIS INC (SVVS): $225 Million

3. NEWS CORP (NWSA): $184 Million

4. SOUTHERN UN CO (SUG): $182 Million

5. MOSAIC CO (MOS): $152 Million

6. TENET HEALTHCARE CORP (THC): $125 Million

7. WALTER ENERGY INC (WLT): $116 Million

8. GRIFOLS S A (GRFS): $107 Million

9. NYSE EURONEXT (NYX): $103 Million

10. MGM RESORTS INTL  Bonds (MGM): $83 Million

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