Who Made The Large Bet On The US Downgrade?

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    Business If Soros is the One Who Bet on US Downgrade…Then Here Is How He Did It
    Posted on August 13, 2011 at 5:13pm by Becket Adams

    As reported earlier on The Blaze, George Soros, the 81-year-old Hungarian billionaire, is suspected of having profited from the United States’ recent credit downgrading. According to ETF Daily News:

    “Someone dropped a bomb on the bond market Thursday – a $1 billion Armageddon trade betting the United States will lose its AAA credit rating. In one moment, an invisible trader placed a single trade that moved the most liquid debt market in the world. The massive trade wasn’t placed in bonds themselves; it was placed in the futures market. The trade was for block trades of 5,370 10-year Treasury futures executed at 124-03 and 3,100 Treasury bond futures executed at 125-01.”

    The rumor is that Soros bought 5,370 of these ten year Treasury futures and is thought to have also purchased 3,100 Treasury bond futures. The news site examiner.com draws its own conclusions:

    “Of course, this mystery bet could have been made by any Hedge Fund that followed Soro’s course of action, and went private on their own. However, very few people have the inside contacts with the Treasury Department and Obama administration that Soros does, and the historical evidence does point strongly to this bet being one that he has done in the past

    If Soros Betted On Downgrade This is How He Did It | TheBlaze.com

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