JIM ROGERS

JIM ROGERS

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jim Rogers - Follow The Money | London Real





 When Jim Rogers shows up with that Southern drawl and Seersucker suit, you know some Investing science is about to be dropped on your dome.

Jim Rogers has been there and done that. He co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973 which later became one of the most successful funds ever created returning over $32 Billion to its investors over the decades.

Retiring from Wall Street at age 37, he rode his motorcycle across China from 1990-1992 before ANYONE was talking about China and wrote the bestselling book "Investment Biker" describing his journey. He is legit, I remember the Wall Street traders talking Jim up when I started my career at Bankers Trust in 1993.

Since then he's circumnavigated the globe AGAIN and become very bullish on agriculture, commodities, China, Russian, and, wait for it, North Korea! Jim likes to look at his investments on a very long time horizon. As he tells me on the show, "no matter what you think is true today it's not going to be the case in 15 years."



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%.





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 "