A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and by Jim Rogers

By Jim Rogers

He’s the swashbuckling international vacationer and mythical investor who made his fortune earlier than he used to be 40. Now the bestselling writer of A Bull in China, scorching Commodities, and Adventure Capitalist stocks a heartfelt, necessary advisor for his daughters (and all younger traders) to discover luck and happiness. In A present to My Children, Jim Rogers deals suggestion along with his trademark candor and self belief, yet this time he provides paternal compassion, protectiveness, and love. Rogers unearths easy methods to examine from his triumphs and blunders to be able to in achieving a filthy rich, well-lived existence. For example:

• belief your individual judgment: Rogers sensed China’s precise power long ago within the Eighties, at a time whilst so much analysts have been hugely skeptical of its clients for growth.
• concentrate on what you're keen on: Rogers used to be 5 while he began amassing empty bottles at baseball video games rather than playing.
• Be chronic: Coming to Yale from rural Alabama, and in over his head, Rogers by no means stopped learning and wound up with a scholarship to Oxford.
• See the area: In 1990, Rogers traveled via six continents via motorbike, gaining an international point of view and studying the right way to overview clients in speedily constructing nations comparable to Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
• not anything is absolutely new: whatever deemed “innovative” or “unprecedented” is generally simply overhyped, as when it comes to the web or television, airplanes, and railroads ahead of it
• and never a piece off the topic, and intensely vital: Boys will want you greater than you’ll desire them!

Wise and hot, available and inspiring, A reward to My Children is a brilliant reward for all these simply beginning to put money into their futures.


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Investment advisory services, earnings predictions, and complicated chart patterns are useless. . ”1 The efficient market proponents were labeled “random walkers” because of their belief that short-term movements in the stock market appeared unpredictable and random, like a drunken sailor meandering down Wall Street, and that security analysts and fund managers are not likely to beat the market. indd 26 2/6/08 9:55:12 AM Modern Portfolio Theory 27 Taking a cue from Malkiel’s book, editors of the Wall Street Journal engaged in a contest every six months between the editors who picked stocks by throwing darts at the NASDAQ stock listings and professional analysts who carefully selected their favorite stocks based on fundamental or technical analysis.

As in other countries, contributions are tax deductible, and returns earned in the private accounts are untaxed until withdrawal at retirement. When workers reach retirement age, determined by the worker, as there is no set age for retirement in Chile, workers can transfer the value of their account into an annuity through an approved insurance company that pays them a fixed amount of income for the rest of their lives. Thus, the retiree who lives a long life does not have to worry about running out of money, but he has the advantage of directing his investments during his saving years.

With Less Risk 33 “Survivors” portfolio, consisting of all the original S&P 500 stocks, and the “Total Descendants” portfolio, consisting of companies that have been added over the years. He came to a startling conclusion, reported in his book, The Future for Investors: “The returns on the original firms in the S&P 500 beat the returns on the standard, continually updated S&P 500 Index and did so with lower risk. . ” How is this possible? According to Siegel, the reason is clear: Standard & Poor’s waits too long before adding these new growth companies to this index.

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