Anthony Johnson has the story from the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx.
Robert: Cattlegate Hillary's cash cows and 9,987 percent profit In March 1994, it was revealed Hillary, with no previous experience in either raising cattle or commodity trading, had made massive profits from cattle futures trading between 1978 and 1979, when Bill Clinton's salary as Arkansas attorney general had been modest. She reportedly made $99,537 in profit on a $1,000 investment (a 9,987 percent profit) in just nine months because of a highly placed connection at Tyson Foods, which was the largest employer in Arkansas and a big Clinton donor. The connection was broker Robert L. "Red" Bone, who was suspected of trading in unassigned large blocks, then at the day's end, assigning winning trades that made money to Hillary's account, and the losers to other less politically-connected investors. The New York Times reported: "During Mr. Clinton's tenure as Governor, Tyson benefited from several state decisions, including favorable environmental rulings, $9 million in state loans, and the placement of company executives on important state boards. ... The commodities trades were the most successful investment the Clintons ever made. The nearly $100,000 profit enabled them to buy a house, invest in securities and real estate and provide a nest egg for their daughter, Chelsea. Hillary claimed she was a success at trading because she read the Wall Street Journal, yet did not continue her "successful" career. Much of the details of Hillary's Cattle Futures deal were saved in a diary by her friend Diane Blair, whose husband, Tyson Foods Chief Counsel Jim Blair donated the diary (and other papers) to the University of Arkansas Special Collections library in Fayetteville after her death in 2000. The Epic of Clinton's Mess, What-really-happened