James Beeland Rogers, Jr. is an American investor and writer born on October 19, 1942 in Baltimore, Maryland, and raised in Demopolis, Alabama currently living in Singapore. Rogers is the president of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interest, Inc. He was the co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros and creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI). Rogers does not consider himself a member of a school of economic thought, but has acknowledged that his ideas are better suited to the label of the Austrian school of economics. He started in business at the age of five with the sale of peanuts and collecting empty bottles that fans left at the end of baseball games.
He got his first job on Wall Street, after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in History from Yale University in 1964, later he obtained a second degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Balliol College, University of Oxford in 1966. In 1970, Rogers joined the investment bank Arnhold and S. Bleichroder, where he worked with George Soros, later in 1973 both founded Quantum Fund, during the following 10 years, the Quantum Fund portfolio obtained 4.200% profitability, while the S & P index I got 47% Quantum Fund was one of the first recognized international funds. In 1980, Rogers decided to “retire”, and spent part of his time traveling by motorcycle around the world, since then, he has been invited as a professor of finance at the Columbia School of Business.
In 1989 and 1990, Rogers was the moderator of WCBS ‘The Dreyfus Roundtable and FNN’ s by investing with Jim Rogers. From 1990 to 1992, he traveled through China again, as well as all over the world, on the motorcycle, traveling more than 100,000 miles (160,000 km) across six continents, which was recognized in the Guinness Book of Records. He talks about his adventures and the global investments in Biker Investments, an investment book. In 1998, he founded the Rogers International Commodity Index Rogers. In 2007, the index and its three sub-indices were linked to follow the total performance of the indices as an accessible way to invest in this active stock, Rogers is an open champion of investment in agriculture.
Between January 1, 1999 and January 5, 2002, Rogers made another trip of Guinness World Record for 116 countries, covering 245,000 km with his wife Paige Parker, the trip began in Iceland, which was about to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Leif Eriksson’s first trip to America. On January 5, 2002, they were back in New York City at their home on Riverside Drive. His tour of the world can be seen on his website, jimrogers.com.
Upon his return in 2002, Rogers became a regular guest on Fox News and other financial television shows. In 2005, Rogers wrote the book Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Profitably Invest in the World’s Best Market, in the book, Rogers quotes the Financial Analysts Journal academic work co-authored by the Yale School of Management by Professor Geert Rouwenhorst.
Originally posted 2020-10-19 22:16:41.