Monday, September 1, 2014

14 Brilliant Insights From Legendary Investor Jim Rogers



Jim Rogers
JIM ROGERS
"Most successful investors, in fact, do nothing most of the time."

"If you want to make a lot of money, resist diversification."

"It is remarkable how many people mistake a bull market for brains."

"On Wall Street there's no truer adage than …'markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.'"

"No matter what we all know today, it’s not going to be true in 10 or 15 years."

"If you want to be lucky, do your homework."

“Swim your own races.”

"If the world economy gets better, commodities are very good place to be in ... even if the world economy does not improve, commodities are still a fabulous place to be."

"The most sensible skill that I can give to somebody born in 2003 is a perfect command of Mandarin."

"Become a Chinese farmer, that's what you should do."

"If you can find ways to invest in Myanmar, you will be very, very rich over the next 20, 30, 40 years."

"India is not a place for investors, but it's a fabulous country for tourists"

"I don’t know any way to short either Harvard or Stanford."

"I was poor once, I didn't like it, I don't want to be poor again"

(The above assembled by Business Insider )




Jim Rogers started trading the stock market with $600 in 1968.In 1973 he formed the Quantum Fund with the legendary investor George Soros before retiring, a multi millionaire at the age of 37. Rogers and Soros helped steer the fund to a miraculous 4,200% return over the 10 year span of the fund while the S&P 500 returned just 47%.
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Who is Jim Rogers ?

James "Jim" Rogers was born in Oct. 19, 1942 and grew up in Demopolis, Alabama .Jim Rogers started trading the stock market with $600 in 1968.In 1973 he formed the Quantum Fund with the legendry investor George Soros before retiring, a multi millionaire at the age of 37. Rogers and Soros helped steer the fund to a miraculous 4,200% return over the 10 year span of the fund while the S&P 500 returned just 47%. They ran what is considered to be one of the first truly global macro hedge funds. . In 1964 he got his first job on Wall Street at Dominick & Dominick in the summer between high school and Yale University, that's how he got his first experience with stocks and bonds. He immediately fell in love with the job. After Oxford, he returned to the U.S. and joined the army in 1970 he returned to Wall Street, working again with Dominick & Dominick. That same year he joined Arnold S. Bleichroeder, where he met George Soros, and together founded the Quantum Fund. This has opened a new era of global macrotrading and inspired numerous imitations and spin-offs. In the book "Money Masters of Our Time," Jim Rogers writes about that time "the most important thing in my life was work. I did not do anything until I had completed my work." To emphasize this professional ethic , it is good to remember that he did not made any holiday for ten years. In 1980, Jim Rogers has decided to "retire" at 37 years. Since then he has spent much of his time traveling and supporting the causes of philanthropic and taking on many high profile roles in the media. However, he continues to be an active investor and media commentator

Jim Rogers "the 19th century was the century of the UK , the 20th century was the century of the US , the 21 st century is going to be the century of China "