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101: Street Smart: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets – Jim Rogers

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Street Smart: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets – Show Notes

In episode 101 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, I interview legendary investor Jim Rogers, a man with an immense passion for the markets and the discovering world.

Mr. Rogers has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records twice: once for his 1990-92 world trip covering 100,000 miles across six continents on motorcycle and next for his world trip from 1999-2002 (through 116 countries in a custom-made Mercedes).

Jim Rogers is the author of multiple books, including Street Smart: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets. That book had a big influence on me as Jim describes his experience of traveling through the world while running a hedge fund. It was particularly inspiring to hear about Jim Rogers’ adventures around the world, as well as his opinion of Asia vs. America.

Today, Mr. Rogers offers multiple conferences a year, a lot of them being in China. His website contains an updated schedule of his next destinations.

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Questions/Topics Covered…

  • Why Jim Rogers moved to Singapore 10 years ago
  • How Mr. Rogers has learned from the market instead of school
  • The lessons Mr. Rogers learned early-on in the markets & why this was a good thing
  • How Jim Rogers survived after losing everything in the market
  • How to spot opportunities in the market
  • Jim Roger’s view of Asia & specifically China
  • What to do when traveling to learn from the place you are at
  • How to do strong research for investing
  • The best way to learn according to Jim Rogers & how to keep going
  • The benefits of traveling & the worst times
  • And much more!

Books by Jim Rogers

1994: Investment Biker: Around the World.

2003: Adventure Capitalist: The Ultimate Road Trip.

2004: Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World’s Best Market.

2007: A Bull in China: Investing Profitably in the World’s Greatest Market.

2009: A Gift to My Children: A Father’s Lessons For Life And Investing.

2013: Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets.

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