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Street Smarts [electronic Resource]

By Jim Rogers, 1942-

Wall Street legend and bestselling author Jim Rogers offers investing insights and economic, political, and social analysis, drawing on lessons and observations from his lifetime in the markets. 

Jim Rogers, whose entertaining accounts of his travels around the world -- studying the markets from Russia to Singapore from the ground up-- has enthralled readers, investors and Wall Street aficionados for two decades in such books as Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Hot Commodities and A Bull In China .  In his engaging memoir Street Smarts, Rogers offers pithy commentary from a lifetime of adventure, from his early years growing up a naïve kid in Demopolis, Alabama, to his fledgling career on Wall Street, to his cofounding the wildly successful  Quantum Fund. Rogers always had a restless curiosity to experience and understand the world around him. 

In Street Smarts, he takes us through the highlights of his life in the financial markets, from his school days at Yale and Oxford --  where despite the fact that he didn’t have enough money to afford the appropriate pair of shoes, he coxed the crew and helped to win the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race as well as the Thames Cup, the first of his three Guiness World Records -- to his first heady taste of Wall Street in the mid - 1960s, and his years helping to run the most successful hedge fund on Wall Street.  As a result of his extraordinary success with the Quantum Fund, Rogers was able to retire at the age of thirty-seven.  Since then he has taught classes in finance at Columbia University, hosted television programs, and traveled the world seeing firsthand how revolutions in Chile affect coffee prices in Seattle, and how shortages of  copper in Africa affect electricity brownouts in Ohio.  

In the course of his new book, Rogers offers often surprising observations on how the  world works – and what trends he sees in the future.  He explains why Asia will be the dominant economic force in the twenty-first century – and how he and his wife and two daughters moved to Singapore to prepare his family for the coming changes..  He discusses why America and the European Union are in decline, and what we need to do to right our economy and society.  The age of Wall Street, Rogers claims, when the finance industry drove 25% of America’s growth, is over.  Tomorrow’s economy will be driven by those who make things – food, energy, goods and consumables. 
Regarded as one of the most astute investors Wall Street has ever known, Jim Rogers once again is at his acerbic and storytelling best.



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Format: Ebook
Author: Rogers, Jim, 1942-
Title: Street smarts [electronic resource] / Jim Rogers.
Publisher Date: New York : Crown Business, 2013.
Subject: Investments Investment analysis Portfolio management
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Isbn: 9780307986092 (electronic bk.) 0307986098 (electronic bk.)
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Call Number: HG4521 .R686 2013eb
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Bib Id: 430370

Format: Ebook
Author: Rogers, Jim, 1942-
Title: Street smarts [electronic resource] / Jim Rogers.
Publisher, Date: New York : Crown Business, 2013.
Description: 1 online resource.
Subjects: Investments
Subjects: Investment analysis
Subjects: Portfolio management
Genre: Electronic books.
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Description based on print version record.
Contents: Portrait of the investor as a young man -- Innocent abroad -- On my own -- Beating the bear market -- Investment biker -- The rise of commodities -- Home on the Hudson -- The largest debtor nation in history -- Capitalism without bankruptcy is like christianity without hell -- Journey to the east -- Nations of immigrants -- Land of the free? -- Crisis in paper money -- No one has ever repealed the laws of supply and demand -- The sun is rising in the east -- Creative destruction.
Web Site: Click here to check out and download.
Web Site: Click here to check out and download.
ISBN: 9780307986092 (electronic bk.)
ISBN: 0307986098 (electronic bk.)
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Medium: [electronic resource]
Call Number: HG4521 .R686 2013eb