Jim Rogers On The Markets: One Of The Keys To My Success

I do not know quite how it happens but through out my life, I do wind up in places that other people are not visiting or talking about or even investing in. That has been one of the keys to my success.

Jim Rogers Blog: When I Started In The Commodity Business In A Fairly Big Way

"Commodities at the end of the '90s were everybody's favorite disaster, and yet for whatever reason, I had decided that it was not a disaster. In fact, it was a great opportunity and there were plenty of things to buy. In 1998, for instance, Merrill Lynch―which at the time was the largest broker, certainly in America and maybe the world―decided to close their commodity business, which they had had for a long time. I bought. That's when I started in the commodity business in a fairly big way."

Jim Rogers Blog: Investing In Crisis

"I first invested in China back in 1999 and then again in 2005. The market at those times was very, very bad. I invested again in November of 2008, when all markets around the world were collapsing, including in China.

So I have certainly made investments in countries with crisis markets, and I'm getting a little better at it than I used to be, because I have had more experience now. That's why I keep emphasizing that you have to know what you're doing. And by that I mean paying attention to and doing your homework on a stock or a commodity or a country. If you do that with a crisis market, then chances are you can move in and make some money."