Thanks for your terrific message.
I did start a raw materials INDEX back on 1 August 1998 for the
reasons I explained in my book. It is up 300% or so since founding. The INDEX fund connected
with it is available.
Merrill Lynch has a TRAKR linked to the Index. It is listed on the
Chicago Mercantile Exchange so is widely available. Merrill Lynch
also has other listed
products such as the ones under
the symbols RJI , RJA, RJN, RJZ
ABN-AMRO has listed an ETF based on the Index in
so it too is widely available . ABN-AMRO also has products linked to the
Agriculture Index which some find attractive.
Others with products are:
firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com for ABN-AMRO
firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com for Barclays
for BNP Paribas
firstname.lastname@example.org for Daiwa Securities
email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org for Lehman
; email@example.com for Mirae Asset
The Rogers Diapason Index Funds trade on the Dublin Exchange.
decline if commodities decline since it is an INDEX fund. It is an INDEX fund
so no one "Manages" it.
market in commodities may go on for several more years as I explain in my book
although there will be big consolidations along the way as there always have
been in every bull market in history.
It's the ultimate road trip. Legendary investor Jim
Rogers and his fiancée travel to 116 countries in a custom-built
four-wheel-drive bright yellow Mercedes. Over three years, they make their way through
war zones, are guarded by military convoys, observe a fifty-million-person
pilgrimage, eat disgusting food, put the car on barges for transport between
countries, and have their lives threatened at every turn. As well as describing
his adventures, Rogers
has plenty to say about the economies and roads he encounters on his journey.
(Naturally, he's driven on the best roads and the worst.) With his keen
financial acumen, he picks out those countries with the highest prospective
economic success and which ones are headed for disaster. All
in all, a wonderful trip.
Warren Buffett and Bill Bryson were trapped in a car with each other for three years,
they might write like Jim Rogers." (B.O.T Editorial Review Board)
Rogers, a Wall Street success
story who has been called "The Indiana Jones of Finance," once
circled the planet on a motorcycle, which landed him in The Guinness Book of
World Records and resulted in his first book, Investment Biker
(1994). In 1999 he set out on another world-record drive around the world in a
custom-built yellow Mercedes convertible with his fiancée, Paige Parker.
Starting out in Iceland, the trip took three years and encompassed 116
countries, many of which are rarely visited, in a continuous swath across
Europe, the former Soviet Republic, China, Africa, the Middle East, and the
Americas. No one had ever driven overland following these routes, a total of
152,000 miles, another Guinness world record. Rogers' insightful commentary on the
political and historical topography of these diverse countries cuts through
stereotypes to give us a glimpse of the world the way it really is, for better
or worse. This is a gutsy travelogue adventure from a guy who shoots straight
from the hip, and it really hits the mark. David Siegfried
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