Popular John Paulson Quotes

We think the most important criteria for selecting an investment firm are the manager, team, and track record.


I still think buying a home is the best investment any individual can make


As part of our research, we monitor just about every announced deal globally that is in excess of a billion dollars.


The Greek economy is improving, which should benefit the banking sector.


“I had to swallow my pride, buckle down the hatches, and just be patient.”


There is a disconnect between the performance in stock market and the performance in many companies.


“No one strategy is correct all the time.”


The financial crisis was linked to the fact that banks had excessive leverage and too many risky assets. The solution is not to try to dictate to banks what they can do or not do, but to require them to strengthen their capital to absorb potential losses and hold less risky assets.


“I got a piggy bank and the goal was to fill it up…”


Well, the most important thing in investing is to know what you’re investing in, and if you’re confident in the outcome, it’s important to stay true to your position.


If you don’t own a home, buy one. If you own one home, buy another one. And if you own two homes, buy a third and lend your relatives the money to buy one.


“I started managing the small amount of money I had as professionally as I could. I sent out monthly reports with our performance data to anyone with a vague interest.”


We believe the size is almost irrelevant to investment success. Our size has certainly not diminished our enthusiasm for investing in our funds, our ability to find or create opportunities, or our performance outlook.


Mortgage insurance stocks remained depressed through the end of 2012 amid lingering uncertainty as to whether they had sufficient capital to absorb losses on delinquent loans originated before the crisis. However, as house prices began to recover, losses started to decline.


Lower taxes, less regulations, less lawsuits, deals that support U.S. manufacturers is all very positive.


When I purchased my home, it was very strict underwriting standards. I had to provide two pay stubs, two years’ tax returns, three months of bank statements, all sorts of credit card information.


I could use a little extra cash.


We believe the size is almost irrelevant to investment success. Our size has certainly not diminished our enthusiasm for investing in our funds, our ability to find or create opportunities, or our performance outlook.


“Our goal is not to outperform all the time – that’s not possible. We want to outperform over time.”