Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitable in the World's Best Market
Investor, Author, and Chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc.
February 2, 2005
In Hot Commodities, Jim Rogers offers the lowdown on the most lucrative markets for today and tomorrow. In late 1998, gliding under the radar, a bull market in commodities began. Rogers thinks it's going to continue for at least fifteen years - and he's put his money where his mouth is: In 1998, he started his own commodities index fund. It's up 165% since then, with more than $200 million invested, and it's the single-best performing index fund in the world in any asset class. Less risky than stocks and less sluggish than bonds, commodities are where the money is - and will be in the years ahead." In language that is both colorful and accessible, Rogers explains why the world of commodity investing can be one of the simplest of all - and how commodities are the bases by which investors can value companies, markets, and whole economies. To be a truly great investor is to know something about commodities.
Jim Rogers is an investor who has been chronicled in Jon Train's Money Masters of Our Time, Jack Schwager's Market Wizards, and other books. He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and most publications dealing with the economy or finance. He has also appeared as a regular commentator and columnist in various media and has been a visiting professor at Columbia University.
After apprenticing with Arnhold and S. Blichroeder in the early 1970s. Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. During the next 10 years, the portfolio gained more than 4000%, while the S&P rose less than 50%. Rogers then decided to retire - at age 37. However, he didn't remain idle.
Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Rogers kept busy serving as a professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and, in 1989 and 1990, as the moderator of WCBS's "The Dreyfus Roundtable" and FNN's "The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers". At the same time, he was laying the groundwork for an around-the-world motorcycle trip.
Also check out his writen editorial from 2002, Why Raw Materials?
Past Interview Appearances on Financial Sense Newshour (2002-2005)
June 5, 2004
May 31, 2004
Video discussion (@Tegenlicht) with Jim Rogers, Marc Faber & Antony Burgmans
September 6, 2003
A FSN Roundtable with Jim Rogers and Dr. Marc Faber
In 1990-1992, Rogers fulfilled his lifelong dream: with a companion motorcycling 65,065 miles across six continents, a feat that landed them in the Guinness Book of World Records. As a private investor, he constantly analyzed the countries through which he traveled for investment ideas. He chronicled his one-of-a-kind journey in Investment Biker: On the Road with Jim Rogers. Rogers showed one nation after the next in which gradually weakening currencies and political structures have suddenly collapsed, resulting in total national ruin. He gets to the heart of what's driving successful nations and economies upward and what's slashing troubled ones downward.
May 17, 2003
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New York, NY 10019