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Jim Rogers on Hot Commodities

By The 700 Club

CBN.comJim Rogers is one of the most famous investors of the 20th century. After graduating from Yale in 1964, he got his first job on Wall Street, even though he knew virtually nothing about investing. But he learned, and by 1970, he co-founded the now- famous Quantum Fund, one of the first international funds, along with a truly legendary investor, George Soros. The fund did so well in the '70s (up 3,365 percent, according to Rogers), that he “retired” in 1980, at the age of 37.

But Rogers kept up with the financial world, making public and television appearances, along with his investment activities. In the 1990s was a frequent guest on CNBC, and in 2002, he became a regular panelist on Cavuto on Business Saturday mornings on the Fox News Channel. And he’s also been featured in leading business publications like The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Fortune, as well as more mainstream news outlets like The Washington Post and TIME. And he became a guest professor of finance at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business

Rogers was also one of the few investors profiled in the highly-regarded book, Market Wizards.

He’s written three books. The first, Investment Biker, detailed his 1990 motorcycle trip around the world. He followed that up in 2003 with Adventure Capitalist, in which he and his fiance (now wife) drove around the world (covering some 152,000 miles over three years through 116 countries).

His latest book is Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World’s Best Market. In it, he explains what commodities are (essentially, natural resources, like oil, or metals – gold, silver, copper, zinc, and so on, or agricultural products, like sugar, etc). He lays out his case that a huge bull market is underway in these commodities, and that has a long way to run yet. Rogers turned bullish on commodities in 1998, while everyone else was watching the US stock market. No one would listen to him in 1998. But time has proven him right, with many commodities taking off in recent years. And Rogers says there’s more to come in the years ahead.

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