Investment Biker: Around the World with Jim Rogers

By Jim Rogers

Mythical investor Jim Rogers provides us his view of the international on a twenty-two-month, fifty-two-country bike odyssey in his bestselling business/adventure booklet, Investment Biker, which has already offered greater than 200,000 copies.

Before you make investments one other buck anyplace on this planet (including the United States), learn this publication by way of the fellow Time journal calls “the Indiana Jones of finance.”

Jim Rogers grew to become a Wall highway legend while he co-founded the Quantum Fund. Investment Biker is the interesting tale of Rogers’s worldwide bike journey/investing journey, with hardheaded suggestion at the present kingdom and destiny course of foreign economies that would advisor and encourage traders drawn to overseas markets.

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What’s that? ” “Just what we need,” she acknowledged. “An previous internal tube. ” “Come on, Tabitha. That’ll by no means paintings. ” “Get out that magic 3M tape you packed,” she acknowledged. “I’ve acquired an concept. ” She lower a section of rubber and wiped clean it. She used the tape to strap it to the ground of the carburetor. We cranked up the motorcycle. It sounded okay, and no gasoline used to be leaking. She gave me an immense smile of triumph, and that i needed to grin again even supposing i used to be frightened. the following city was once Sofia, however the booklet stated there has been no BMW broker there. the following one used to be in Istanbul, 400 miles away, and that i observed us preventing each few miles to retape the rubber to the ground of that carburetor. I made yes we packed the soiled internal tube. “Let’s push it,” I acknowledged, “see if we will get to Istanbul this night, get this fastened. ” We did push it, and to my amazement we received to Istanbul with no the jury-rigged plug coming unfastened. Tabitha was once ecstatic we’d met this challenge and conquered it. on the broker in Turkey we stumbled on the best carburetor plug and we obtained spark plugs. Tabitha spent a while with the mechanics going over her motorcycle. among us and Tokyo, six thousand miles away, there has been just one extra BMW broker, and he used to be in Ankara, simply 300 miles farther on. We seemed round. I were in Istanbul sooner than, Tabitha had now not. She have been an Islamic reports significant in collage, so that you could her this was once mesmerizing. She spent an afternoon going from mosque to mosque. I spent the day bringing my log modern, that is to assert I wrote a string of postcards masking our travels to my mom and dad. because they shop all my postcards, i've got killed birds with one stone. I did my day-by-day six-mile run, and that i received our laundry performed, all of which served to drag me jointly. The journey were on most sensible of me as much as this aspect, rather than my being on most sensible of the journey. behind my brain I’d had the concept that ultimately i'd put money into Turkey. although it’s been the “sick guy of Europe” over the last couple of centuries, traditionally it’s been a political and fiscal crossroads among Europe and the center East. Now that it was once turning into reattached to Europe, I couldn’t see why it wouldn’t be as very important because it have been in prior centuries while exchange among the East and West had flourished, in particular with the hole of the eu neighborhood. So i attempted to discover a cause to place a few funds the following, yet I couldn’t. not just used to be it nonetheless within the grip of statism, not anything appeared dramatically affordable, nor used to be the govt at the verge of creating a few mammoth financial swap. actual, the marketplace used to be wildly overpriced and that i may promote it brief, hoping to benefit at the downturn, yet promoting brief calls for extra awareness than being lengthy. i used to be no longer in any place to be attentive for the subsequent couple of years. Tabitha and that i assessed how we have been doing. She blamed her injuries at the speedy speed. I agreed. We either discovered that she wanted extra adventure, so I steered she remain in entrance. actually, I’d sought after her in entrance from the start, yet she’d sought after me to set the velocity, locate the perfect street, steer round the potholes.

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