What's new
US Message Board 🦅 Political Discussion Forum

Register a free account today to become a member! Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox!

Who Made The Large Bet On The US Downgrade?


Silver Member
Aug 4, 2011
Reaction score
Business If Soros is the One Who Bet on US DowngradeÂ…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 StatesÂ’ 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

đź’˛ Amazon Deals đź’˛

Forum List