Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

John Paulson’s 2011 Returns and Performance

John Paulson has had a rough year, in fact the worst of his career reports Bloomberg, but if October is any indication, he could be on the rebound. The popular fund manager, notorious for being bullish about economic recovery by the end of 2012, was able to pare his year to date losses after posting positive returns on all of his funds in October.

PAULSON & CO

John Paulson’s Advantage Funds

John Paulson’s main fund, the Advantage Plus Fund, gained +2.4% in October, thanks largely to the recent equity rally. Stocks were up thanks to a combination of higher than estimated earnings and optimism over the Eurozone debt crisis. The gains pushed the year to date loss for the Advantage Plus Fund from -47%, which is where it was at at the end of September, to -44%. The gold share class also advanced. It went up +3.3%, bringing the year to date loss to -27%. Paulson’s Advantage Plus Fund focuses on profits from corporate events, like takeovers or bankruptcies, and uses leverage to amplify returns. John Paulson’s Advantage Fund is, by comparison, dollar denominated but uses a similar strategy as his Advantage Plus fund. It gained +4.7% in October, bringing its year to date losses to -29%. The gold share classs of this fund grew +8.3% in October, which brought its losses to -12 percent for the first 10 months of 2011. For most of Paulson & Co.’s funds, investors can choose between dollar-denominated and gold-denominated versions.

John Paulson’s Other Funds

John Paulson had good luck in October with his other funds as well. Paulson’s Recovery Fund, which invests in long positions Paulson believes are depressed in value because of the economy, grew +10% in October. The strong growth last month brought the fund’s year to date returns to -25%. In comparison, the gold share class gained +13%, bringing its year to date decline to just -11%. Paulson’s Partners Enhanced Fund, which focuses on investing in emerging companies, increased +3.3% in October, bringing its year to date return to -17%. The gold share class rose +7.3% last month, pushing its year to date returns to +2%. Paulson’s Credit Opportunities Fund also gained in October, rising +4.9% last month and bringing its year to date returns to -15%. The gold shares swelled +7.5% in October, bringing its year to date returns to +2%. Paulson’s Gold Fund is up +9.4% year to date after gaining +8.3% in October.

Biotech Stock Alert - 20% Guaranteed Return in One Year

Hedge Funds and Insiders Are Piling Into

One of 2015's best hedge funds and two insiders snapped up shares of this medical device stock recently. We believe its transformative and disruptive device will storm the $3+ billion market and help it achieve 500%-1000% gains in 3 years.

Get your FREE REPORT and the details of our 20% return guarantee today.

Subscribe me to Insider Monkey's Free Daily Newsletter
This is a FREE report from Insider Monkey. Credit Card is NOT required.
Loading Comments...
X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 102% in 3 years!! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!