On September 16, 1992 – later dubbed “Black Wednesday” — the day the British government abandoned the European Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM), and the pound was devalued by 20% George Soros made over $1.2 billion on his short sterling trade and was dubbed “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England.” His Quantum Hedge Fund has returned about 20 percent a year, on average, since 1969. These are amazing results, and some of the best ever achieved. Many of the years he was personally running it he had 30% returns and two years returned an amazing 100%.
“I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.”
“My approach works not by making valid predictions but by allowing me to correct false ones.”
“It’s not whether you’re right or wrong that’s important, but how much money you make when you’re right and how much you lose when you’re wrong.”
“The markets are always on the side of exuberance or fear. It’s fear and greed. Right now greed has the better of it, which is rather nice (for investors) as long as it doesn’t get out of hand,” (more…)