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CALGARY -- John Arnold sits atop what Trader Magazine calls "capitalism's ultimate honour roll," having taken home as much as $2-billion (U.S.) last year from successful natural gas trading, some of which came at the expense of failed Canadian trader Brian Hunter.

Mr. Arnold, head of Houston-based hedge fund Centaurus Energy LP, is ranked No. 1 on Trader Magazine's fourth annual list of the 100 highest-paid traders. The 33-year-old made his name as a whiz kid trader at Enron Corp. before starting his own firm after Enron imploded. He has produced eye-popping results -- reportedly routinely tripling his holdings annually -- and 2006 was his best year yet, bringing him an estimated $1.5-billion to $2-billion.
Permalink bogger 
April 12th, 2007 12:53pm
Who is "bogger", and what's he done with sonofParnas?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 12th, 2007 1:51pm
son of parnas is right here http://crazyontap.com/topic.php?TopicId=17495&Posts=5

and why are you attacking me? I don't even know who the fuck you are.  It's this kind of shit that gives CoT a bad reputation.
Permalink bogger 
April 12th, 2007 1:59pm
I'm not "attacking" you, you seem to be adopting the SoP approach of posting interesting articles.  That's all I was referring to.

Though I guess I am a little bitter that some hedge-fund jockey made 2 whole BILLION dollars last year, and all I got was this cool t-shirt.

But hey, different choices, different results.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 12th, 2007 2:12pm
oh.... so... I guess it is me that gives CoT a bad reputation.
Permalink bogger 
April 12th, 2007 2:18pm
Nah, you haven't been here that long.

Wait, if you've been here long enough to know that CoT HAS a bad reputation -- wait a minute, who said CoT has a bad reputation?

zero sum game, indeed.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 12th, 2007 2:36pm
First he didn't link to the source, but worse, he didn't inject a little jocularly snidish remark at the end. Hence bogger could not be SoP.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
April 12th, 2007 2:41pm
>>> I don't even know who the fuck you are.  It's this kind of shit that gives CoT a bad reputation.

A bad repuation where?  And if you can't keep the few remaining "old-timers" straight, who the fuck cares what you know?
Permalink Send private email Ward 
April 12th, 2007 2:48pm
Are you also one of idiots who complain about The Ethicist postings (which apparently Ward has decided to start deleting) ?

If you want the source, google it. 

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&q=%22John+Arnold+sits+atop+what+Trader+Magazine%22&btnG=Search
Permalink bogger 
April 12th, 2007 2:49pm
>>> Are you also one of idiots who complain about The Ethicist postings (which apparently Ward has decided to start deleting) ?

Yes, I am.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
April 12th, 2007 2:50pm
The Ethicists' quotes stand on their own. They are after all questions (they could be completely fabricated and it still would not matter). Plus folks have gotten used to them.

Some text from a news article of unknown veracity ... why do we care again?

Yet as I point out ... have an opinion on what you're quoting for christ's sake.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
April 12th, 2007 2:54pm
Why?  The one remaining thread about the metrocard turned out reasonably interesting.
Permalink bogger 
April 12th, 2007 2:55pm
fair enough.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
April 12th, 2007 3:08pm

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