Книга: Jim Rogers «Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Roadtrip»

Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Roadtrip

This is a gripping tale of adventure, danger and humor, peppered with investment tips from a Wall Street legend. The best-selling author of "Investment Biker" takes a fascinating journey through the world's economic situation in a convertible yellow Mercedes. This is the motivating story of entrepreneur Jim Rogers, dubbed 'the Indiana Jones of finance' by "Time" magazine, who made his fortune playing the stock market and then embarked on his lifelong dream adventure. Together with his fiancee, Paige Parker, he set out on a three-year drive around the world that would ultimately set the Guinness world record for the longest continuous car journey. Their trip winds its way through 116 countries - through blizzards, deserts, epidemics and war zones - to discover failing economies and the new boom countries not from dry and potentially flawed statistics, but by experiencing life itself. This is a gripping tale of travel and adventure; along the way they encounter danger, love and farce....

Издательство: "John Wiley and Sons, Ltd" (2004)

Формат: 130x195, 368 стр.

ISBN: 0-470-09458-3, 978-0-470-09458-7

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Jim Rogers

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"For other uses, see: James Rogers (disambiguation)."

James B. Rogers, Jr. (born October 19, 1942) is an American investor and financial commentator. He is co-founder, along with George Soros, of the Quantum Fund, and is a college professor, author, world traveler, economic commentator, and creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).


Rogers, whose full name is James Beeland Rogers, was born in Wetumpka, Alabama. He grew up in Demopolis, getting started in business at the age of five, picking up bottles at baseball games. He got his first job on Wall Street, at Dominick & Dominick, after graduating with a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1964. Rogers then acquired a master's degree from Balliol College, Oxford University in 1966. After Oxford, Rogers returned to the U.S. and enlisted in the army for a few years.

In 1970, Rogers joined Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, where he met George Soros. That same year, Rogers and Soros founded the Quantum Fund. During the following 10 years the fund gained 3,365% while the S&P advanced about 47% (963.99/800.36). [cite web |title=James Rogers |publisher=streetstories.com |date=undated |url=http://www.streetstories.com/James_Rogers.htm |accessdate=2007-07-26] It was one of the first truly international funds.

In 1980, Rogers decided to "retire", and traveled on motorcycle through China. Since then, he has been a guest professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

In 1989 and 1990, Rogers was the moderator of WCBS' "The Dreyfus Roundtable" and FNN's "The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers". From 1990 to 1992, he traveled through China again, as well as around the world, on motorcycle, over 100,000 miles (160,000 km) across six continents, which was picked up in the "Guinness Book of World Records". He tells of his adventures and worldwide investments in "Investment Biker".

In 1998, Rogers founded the Rogers International Commodity Index. In 2007, the index and its 3 sub-indices were linked to exchange-traded notes under the banner ELEMENTS. The notes track the total return of the indices as an accessible way to invest in the index.

Between January 1, 1999 and May 1, 2002, Rogers did another Guinness World Record journey through 116 countries, covering 245,000 kilometers with his wife, Paige Parker, in a custom-made Mercedes. The trip began in Iceland, which was about to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Leif Eriksson's first trip to America. On January 5, 2002, they were back in New York City and their home on Riverside Drive. He wrote "Adventure Capitalist" following this around-the-world adventure.

On his return in 2002, Rogers became a regular guest on Fox News' "Cavuto on Business" which airs every Saturday. He has a daughter, Happy, born in 2003. [Benjamin Scent, [http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=11&art_id=57158&sid=16358811&con_type=1&d_str=20071119&sear_year=2007 "Six more hard years tipped for subprime fallout"] , "The Standard", November 19, 2007] In 2005, Rogers wrote "Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market". In this book, Rogers quotes a Financial Analysts Journal academic paper co-authored by Yale School of Management professor, Geert Rouwenhorst, entitled "Facts and Fantasies about Commodity Futures". Rogers contends this paper shows that commodities investment is one of the best investments over time, which is a concept somewhat at odds with conventional investment thinking.

In Sep. 2007, Rogers sold his mansion in New York City for about 15 million USD and moved to Singapore. This is due mainly in his belief that this is a ground-breaking time for investment potential in Asian markets. Rogers' daughter is being tutored in Mandarin to prepare her for the future, he says. "Moving to Singapore and Dubai now is like moving to New York City in 1908," he said. Also, he is quoted to say: "If you were smart in 1807 you moved to London, if you were smart in 1907 you moved to New York City, and if you are smart in 2007 you move to Asia." In an CNBC interview with Maria Bartiromo broadcast on May 5, 2008, Rogers said that people in Asia are extremely motivated and driven, and he wants to be in that type of environment to be himself motivated and driven. He said during that interview that, this is how America and Europe used to be. He chose not to move to Hong Kong or Shanghai due to the high levels of pollution causing potential health problems for his daughter. [http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jim_rogers]


* "Investment Biker: Around the World with Jim Rogers" - 1995 (ISBN 1-55850-529-6)
* "Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip" - 2003 (ISBN 0375509127)
* "Hot Commodities : How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market" - 2004 (ISBN 140006337X)
* "A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market" - December 4, 2007 (ISBN 1400066166)


Further reading

* cite book
last = Schwager
first = Jack D.
authorlink = Jack D. Schwager
title = Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders
publisher = Collins; Reissue edition
date = 1993
location = 40 pages
id = ISBN 0-88730-610-1

* cite book
last = Train
first = John
authorlink = John Train
title = Money Masters of Our Time
publisher = Collins; Reprint edition
date = 2003-05-13
location =
id = ISBN 978-0887309700

* cite book
last = Rogers
first = Jim
authorlink = Jim Rogers
title = Bull In China
publisher = Random House
date = 2007-12-04
location =
id = ISBN 978-1400066162

External links

* [http://www.jimrogers.com/ The Millennium Adventure] , jimrogers.com.


* [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/dec2004/nf2004128_0319_db035.htm An Early Christmas for Jim Rogers - DECEMBER 8, 2004]
* [http://williamkeleher.com/james-rogers-jr James Rogers Jr.]
* [http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/rogers2.html Invest In Commodities – and Keep Your Shirt - 23/11/2006]
* [http://www.mysinchew.com/node/13297?tid=14 We Want Our Kids To Learn Chinese] MySinchew article about Jim's life in Singapore, July 19th, 2008.


* [http://radio.goldseek.com/archives.php#JimRogers Jim Rogers, The Adventure Capitalist]
* [http://www.turtletrader.com/trader-rogers.html Jim Rogers and George Soros Started the Quantum Fund]
* [http://www.rediff.com/money/2001/feb/21inter.htm rediff.com: The Money Interview/Jim Rogers, investor, globetrotter]
* [http://www.financialsense.com/Experts/2003/Rogers.htm Financial Sense Newshour's Ask The Expert: Jim Rogers]
* [http://www.financialsense.com/Experts/2004/Rogers.html Financial Sense Newshour's Ask The Expert: Jim Rogers 06.05.2004]
* [http://www.vpro.nl/programma/tegenlicht/afleveringen/17628147/items/10449758 Riverside Conversations: a 3 Part TV Series with Marc Faber]
* [http://www.investmentu.com/IUEL/2005/20050725.html Jim Rogers: Hot on Commodities 07.25.2005]
* [http://www.traderslog.com/jimrogersinterview.htm Jim Rogers 2005 Interview]
* [http://blacktygrrrr.wordpress.com/2007/08/13/an-interview-with-jim-rogers/ 2007 Interview]
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/avp/avp.htm?clipSRC=mms://media2.bloomberg.com/cache/vjUSJ.lwS8e0.asf Jim Rogers On Bloomberg September 2007]
* [http://www.financialradio.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=234&Itemid=1 Jim Rogers Interview January 2008]
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/avp/avp.htm?clipSRC=mms://media2.bloomberg.com/cache/vIQvD7yNni2I.asf Bloomberg interview] , July 14, 2008.
* [http://www.cnbc.com/id/25689691 CNBC interview] , July 15, 2008.
* [http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232/site/14081545/?video=835801384&play=1 CNBC interview] , August 29, 2008.
* [http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1772823584/bctid1772821123 SCMP video interview] , September 8, 2008
* [http://www.bloomberg.com/avp/avp.htm?clipSRC=mms://media2.bloomberg.com/cache/v12UMJ.V0PuY.asf 10 minute Bloomberg interview] about the financial markets distress of 2008. October, 2008.

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