Ever wonder how someone could earn four billion dollars in one year? Find out at Wellesley Booksmith on June 10 at 7 p.m. and hear what Wall Street Journal Senior Writer Gregory Zuckerman, author of “The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History,” has to say.
Zuckerman’s book depicts the evolution of hedge fund megastar John Paulson’s massive payday resulting from his timely bet against sub-prime mortgages when housing prices appeared to have a one-way ticket to the moon . Zuckerman’s portrait of the colorful gallery of individuals who won and lost as a result of the housing meltdown makes the book a compelling read even for financial novices.
“The Greatest Trade Ever” has recently received renewed attention amidst the SEC’s allegations regarding Goldman Sachs role in Paulson’s trades. Who thought a book about the hedge fund industry could be a page- turner?
Space is limited, so reservations requested. Call 781-431-1160; email@example.com. The event will be downstairs at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St.