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Investment legend and bestselling author Jim Rogers offers his insights on money and investing from a lifetime in the markets.

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JIM ROGERS co-founded The Quantum Fund and retired at age thirty-seven.Since then, he has served as a sometime professor of finance at Columbia University's business school, and as a media commentator worldwide. In 2007, he moved his family to Singapore in order to be at the epicenter of the new financial world order. Rogers is the author of Investment Biker, Adventure Capitalist, Hot Commodities, A Gift to My Children and A Bull in China.


"Buy it. We endorse it absolutely and enthusiastically." -Lou Dobbs, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Fox Business Network, February 7, 2013

"More than his outsized wealth and contempt for those in power, though, it is Rogers' knack for outsized fun that makes him seem worth knowing...Street Smarts shines when it conveys that zest." -USA Today

"Street Smarts" is another great read from one of the most astute global investors of our time. With wisdom, humor, and amusing antidotes, the Investment Biker recounts his life's experiences in a manner that is as entertaining as it is educational. As an added surprise, readers may find his insight on fatherhood even more valuable than his perspective on history, economics, and the financial markets. -Peter D. Schiff; best-selling author, host of the Peter Schiff Radio Show, and CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, Inc.

"There are almost no investment geniuses. The only ones I know of are Warren E. Buffett and John C. Bogle and Jim Rogers." -Ben Stein, New York Times

"Jim Rogers makes my head hurt." -Paul Krugman, New York Times

Wall Street celebrity Rogers (cofounder, Quantum Fund; Hot Commodities; Adventure Capitalist) started out by earning scholarships to attend Yale and Oxford Universities, then made his fortune on Wall Street as the cofounder of Quantum Fund with philanthropist and investor George Soros. In 1979, he retired at the age of 37, preferring to spend his time traveling around the world. He has taught at Columbia University Business School and moved to Singapore, where he currently resides. This latest work-part memoir, part personal philosophy-touches on his career, political leanings, world economics 101, and his life as a dad. The book has a strong political bias, with sections focusing on the Federal Reserve, inflation, health care, tort reform, immigration, and the U.S. economy. -VERDICT A Zelig-like right-wing romp through recent history, geopolitics, and economics. Purchase where there is interest.-Susan Hurst, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, OH (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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