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Clash of the Financial Pundits: How the Media Influences Your Investment Decisions for Better or Worse by Jeff Macke, Joshua M. Brown

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CHAPTER 2

THE BIRTH OF FINANCIAL TV

A CONVERSATION WITH JIM ROGERS

 

It’s not uncommon for men who have made their fortunes to go into teaching. Punditry itself is, of course, just another form of teaching. What makes Jim Rogers unique is his almost complete immersion in the teaching and learning process. He’s a proactive subject willing, able, and palpably hungry to take a conversation as deep or shallow as he thinks you can handle.

Raised in Demopolis, Alabama (population 7,500), Rogers started working at five years old, collecting bottles for change. Thirty-two years later he stopped working when he stepped down from the Quantum Fund after racking up a 4,200 percent return in less than a decade.

Early on, Jim’s primary goal, like that of many ...

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