George Soros recently made the headlines for his political contributions. The billionaire financier is known for supporting democratic causes and candidates on Time.com , and this election has proven to be no exception. He has recently contributed $25 million to the candidate Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign against Donald Trump for President, which also included funds spent on other political causes. This is among $7 million which was spent on a pro-Clinton PAC (Priorities USA Action). He believes firmly in open democratic principles and ideals, and he sees his political contributions on Politico as being a vehicle for putting ideas in motion. Soros’ Goal has been to promote his ideal of a collaborative and open society through political reforms, a goal which has been relatively successful.
George Soros had mixed feelings on President Obama, as he often felt that he was weak on implementing causes for which he was passionate about. However, Soros had very negative feelings toward Donald Trump. In mobilizing his campaign contributions, his goal was to motivate people to come out to vote for Hillary. Many also suggest that George Soros’ recent political activity is out of a desire to make it more difficult for Trump to win. He did so in direct response to the campaign rhetoric which was offered by Donald Trump. He was particularly opposed to Donald Trump’s stances against people of the muslim faith and immigrants. Soros was also opposed to the views of Ted Cruz, another Presidential hopeful.
At 85, Soros’ career seems to be picking up again. He is actively monitoring the political and economic situation in Europe, and is actively trading the financial markets on project-syndicate.org. His investments are bearish, but this isn’t out of line with Soros’ typical investing style. Clearly, he sees an opportunity in an increasingly chaotic world. He famously made a great deal of money in 1992 when he went short on the British Pound at http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2014/11/20/wake-up-europe/. His investments have also been fairly large, and his return to trading has been very recent. His trades have been managed by his fund, and his investments have been on China.
George Soros has also been active in the investing scene, as he has recently invested in a startup which is aimed at revolutionizing the world of bond trading. A company backed by George Soros is in the process of acquiring a electronic bond trading platform. The company has been fairly successful in being able to quickly acquire new investments and benefit from Soros’ activity.