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Investment legend and bestselling author Jim Rogers offers his insights on money and investing from a lifetime in the markets.
Jim Rogers didn’t grow up with a silver spoon in his mouth. A naive kid from Demopolis, Alabama, Rogers had a restless curiosity to experience the world. In his entertaining and enlightening new book, Street Smarts, he takes us through the highlights of his life spent in the financial markets, from his early years at Yale and Oxford, to his first taste of Wall Street in the late 1960s. With George Soros, he cofounded the Quantum Fund, and as a result of its extraordinary success, was able to retire at the age of 37. Since then he has traveled the world seeing firsthand how revolutions in Chile affect coffee prices in Iowa, and how shortages of copper in Africa affect electricity brownouts in Ohio.
In an engaging and story driven narrative, Rogers, bestselling author of Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Hot Commodities and A Bull in China, offers his often surprising observations and lessons on how the financial world works. He explains why Asia will be the dominant economic force in the 21st century; why America and Europe are in decline; and what we need to do to right our economy. The age of Wall Street, when finance drove 25% of America’s growth, is over, Rogers claims. Today’s economy is driven by those that make things – food, energy, good and products. Rogers is so convinced that the center of the global economy has been relocated to Asia that he moved his wife and two young daughters to Singapore.
Regarded as one of most astute investors Wall Street has ever produced, Jim Rogers, once again at his engaging and acerbic best, is not to be missed.
Bestselling author of Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist and A Bull in China, investment legend Jim Rogers offers economic and investing insights from a lifetime of finance.
Drawing from his early years growing up in Demopolis, Alabama, to his years rowing crew at Yale, to cofounding the Quantum Fund with George Soros--Jim Rogers offers insights and financial advice on today's financial world. Rogers is convinced that Southeast Asia and China are the dominant drivers of the world economy in the 21st century, and that America is in decline. He believes so strongly in Asia's economic future that he moved his wife and two young daughters to Singapore in 2007 from New York to immerse them in that world, and his daughters are now fluent in Mandarin.
About the Author
JIM ROGERS cofounded the Quantum Fund and retired at age thirty-seven. Since then he has served as a sometime professor of finance at Columbia University’s business school, and as a media commentator worldwide. In 2007, he moved his family to Singapore in the belief that the 21st century will be the century of Asia. Rogers is the author of the bestsellers Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Hot Commodities, A Gift to My Children, and A Bull in China.