Adventure Capitalist

Adventure Capitalist

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Page count:368


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A gripping tale of adventure, danger and humor, peppered with investment tips from a Wall Street legend The best–selling author of Investment Biker takes a fascinating journey through the world′s economic situation in a convertible yellow Mercedes. This is the motivating story of entrepreneur Jim Rogers, dubbed "the Indiana Jones of finance" by Time magazine, who made his fortune playing the stock market and then embarked on his lifelong dream adventure. Together with his fiancee, Paige Parker, he set out on a three–year drive around the world that would ultimately set the Guinness world record for the longest continuous car journey. Their trip winds its way through 116 countries – through blizzards, deserts, epidemics and war zones – to discover failing economies and the new boom countries not from dry and potentially flawed statistics, but by experiencing life itself. This is a gripping tale of travel and adventure; along the way they encounter danger, love and farce. It is also a highly readable account of world economies: you won′t find a more enjoyable way to be introduced to the investment potential of Bolivia, or the cultural changes afoot in North Korea. Finally it is also an inward journey in which Rogers moves from the restless traveler to husband and father, hoping one day to introduce his daughter to his own passion for travel. JIM ROGERS entered the investment business in 1968 with $600 dollars in his pocket. By 1980, at 37 years of age, he had left Wall Street with enough money to satisfy a lifelong appetite for adventure.


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[" 任何地方,凡是受到官方控制的东西,都有黑市存在。 () —— 引自第74页 "," 金融界最浅显、最古老的格言:切忌借短还长(Do not borrow short and commit long)。 投资成功主要因为买了价格非常低廉的股票,即使买错了,如果买得便宜,也亏不到哪儿去。但看什么便宜就买什么还不够,便宜货可能永远便宜下去。你必须能觉察出好的走势苗头,看出两三年内人人都能看出的积极变化。 () —— 引自第80页 "]