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George Soros is a Hungarian-American investor, business magnate, and philanthropist. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and is known for his contrarian investing style. The video discusses Soros' early life, his investment career, and his philanthropy. Some people believe that Soros uses his philanthropy to gain access to information that he can use to make more informed investment decisions.

  • 00:00:00 George Soros was born in Hungary during the 1930s, and during World War II he experienced the national revolution in Siberia. This experience shaped his ambition and his view of the world, which led him to become one of the world's richest and most successful investors.
  • 00:05:00 Hungarian Jewish teenager, George Soros, experiences the horrors of World War II during the year 1944. He takes on a fake identity in order to hide from the Nazis, and later finds the whole experience thrilling. In 1947, Soros decides to leave Hungary for the West, and eventually earns a degree from one of England's Great educational institutions. Despite his successes, Soros experiences difficult times during his early adulthood, including periods of poverty and loneliness. However, he eventually achieves success in business and philanthropy.
  • 00:10:00 George Soros was born in Hungary in 1936, and he began his career as an analyst in the securities market in the early 1960s. He then moved to work in investment banks in London, New York, and Shanghai, before eventually moving to Arnold Blish Rotor, one of the leading American investment firms active in the securities market. Soros's experience and understanding of European markets gave him an advantage over his competitors, and he rapidly rose through the ranks of the company. In 1963, he moved again, this time to become an analyst at the leading American house trading in foreign securities. He worked at this position for several years, and in 1973 he was promoted to the position of senior analyst. In this position, he became known for his expertise in securities arbitrage, and he also began to provide advice to American financial organizations about European securities. Soros's career in finance was a success, and he was able to make a comfortable living while continuing to pursue his dream of becoming a philosopher. He retired from his financial career in the early 1980s, and he has since devoted himself full-time to philosophy.
  • 00:15:00 George Soros has a theory that market distortion works in both directions, and that it can influence the course of events. He calls this situation far from equilibrium.
  • 00:20:00 In 1969, George Soros established the first hedge fund, the Double Eagle Fund. The fund gained a 3365% return over the course of the next three years. In 1971, George Soros became interested in currency speculation and established the Soros Fund, which gained a total of 36,000% during its first three years of operation.
  • 00:25:00 George Soros's successful investing career is detailed in this documentary. He is known for making contrarian investments and for being one of the few people to predict the 1989 stock market crash.
  • 00:30:00 George Soros is considered the world's foremost investor and is said to have made billions of dollars in the stock market. In 1985, he made a bet against the US dollar, and his decision resulted in a historic loss. However, his later bets against the Yen and the German Deutsche Mark are considered some of his most successful. Soros has also been known to mentor other investors.
  • 00:35:00 This video tells the story of George Soros' successful career as an investment banker and his eventual move to become a hedge fund manager. Soros' advice to his new hire, Dragon Miller, is to bet big on high-risk, high-reward trades and to be ruthless in pursuing them. Miller follows Soros' advice and makes a lot of money in the process. Soros is celebrated for his investment successes in the early years of his career, but is later remembered for his role in the 2008 global financial crisis.
  • 00:40:00 In 1992, George Soros made a billion dollars through investing in the British pound's fall from the European exchange rate mechanism, which he describes as a "day of disaster." The crisis was resolved by the British raising interest rates to prevent a devaluation of the pound, and Soros made a profit. He credits his success to his belief in "the magnitude of his positions," and his ability to remain confident even in difficult situations.
  • 00:45:00 George Soros' 1992 "black Wednesday" is known as the day when currency speculators broke the Bank of England. The Bank and British taxpayers lost 6 billion pounds that day. The 16th September 1992 will be forever cemented in the history books as Black Wednesday on the morning of that day the pound reaches the lower limit of 2.773 Deutsche Mark set by the ERM with support purchases in the billions. The bank then tries to keep the pound within the limit set by the ERM but the purchases hardly have any effect anymore. The interest rate increase gets announced from 10 to 12 by Finance Minister Norman Limon, and what was the one thing that you remember from that day very vividly was there was a specific time a specific hour where you kind of realized what was happening. Uh well I think the most vivid memory I have is just uh when we put interest rates up from 10 to 12 uh how it had absolutely zero effect and I remember just looking at the computer and seeing an absolutely straight line the currency hadnt moved at all and I felt Just Like a Surgeon looking at a hot graph of a patient and realized the patient was dead to revive the dead patient a few hours later. A second interest rate increase gets announced, and the interest rate market which was
  • 00:50:00 George Soros has been called the "man who broke the bank of England" for his successful investment strategies in the early 1990s. However, in later years, Soros has been accused of being a financial manipulator and a manipulator of open societies.
  • 00:55:00 The video discusses George Soros' philanthropy and how some people believe that the sole purpose of his philanthropy is to give him better access to information so that he can invest more prudently. One strange coincidence mentioned in the video is that most of the conferences that Soros hosts for his foundations are attended by cabinet ministers from countries where he invests.

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George Soros is a successful investor who has made a fortune by correctly guessing when stocks will go down. Some people believe he is just lucky, but he insists that he uses his emotions and intuition to make successful investments.

  • 01:00:00 George Soros has been a successful investor for over a decade, but he has kept most of his secrets hidden. He has described his investment strategy as "not really a theory," and has revealed that he is often able to guess when stocks or investments will go down, and correct his positions quickly. Some people believe that Soros uses his emotions and intuition to make successful investments, while others think he is just lucky.

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