Jim Rogers discusses global markets: China, commodities, Russia, Myanmar, North Korea, agriculture
The Big Trade Series sits down with Jim Rogers from his home in Singapore for an insightful discussion on global markets. The conversation begins with a discussion on the poem, “Ozymandias” which leads to a discourse on the rise and fall of various empires throughout history. Jim shares his thoughts on China’s growth, and his views on their booming commodities markets. The conversation shifts to Russia and Jim’s thoughts on investing in Russian markets. They continue on with two out of favor markets with discussions on Myanmar and North Korea. Jim talks about the outlook for agriculture and shares what he has learned through his extensive career. The episode concludes with a thought provoking word association game.
Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973, helping to steer the fund to a 4200% return before “retiring” at age 37. He is considered to be one of the greatest investors of all time. Rogers has made two record-setting journeys – once by motorcycle and once by car – and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for doing so. In between his frequent travels, he has served as a professor at Columbia University, started his own commodity index and is a frequent media commentator worldwide. Rogers has also authored six books. He currently lives in Singapore with his family. Jim has authored a half dozen books, including: Investment Biker: Around the World with Jim Rogers (NYTimes Bestseller), Adventure Capitalist, Hot Commodities (NYTimes Bestseller), A Bull in China, A Gift to My Children, and most recently, Street Smarts