Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Jim Rogers Great Secret of How to Make Money
Learn to think in the appropriate terms; this is something new; this is something different; this is a shift in direction. Anything new or different leads to consequences down the road.
You have to learn to think around corners. You will know before anybody on Wall Street when something good is happening. You will also know when to sell, because you will see before anybody else that the great change you noticed a few years ago is starting to reverse itself – someone is building a cheaper product, the competition has intensified.
Let's say you have done that. After ten years you have made ten times your money. Now is when you are most vulnerable. You think: I have to find something else. I have to do it again. This is wonderful. This is so easy.
It is the great mistake people make.
Now and then a time comes when doing nothing is the wisest course.
Most successful investors, in fact, do nothing most of the time. You bought that stock ten years ago, and you did nothing for the next ten years – you did nothing but watch what was going on, nothing but watch for changes.
That is how you make money. - excerpts from Jim Rogers' book "Street Smarts"
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