• Hot Commodities

  • How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market
  • By: Jim Rogers
  • Narrated by: John McLain
  • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (267 ratings)

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Hot Commodities

By: Jim Rogers
Narrated by: John McLain
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Publisher's Summary

The next bull market is here. It’s not in stocks. It’s not in bonds. It’s in commodities - and some smart investors will be riding that bull to record returns in the next decade.

In Hot Commodities, Rogers offers the lowdown on the most lucrative markets for today and tomorrow. In 1998, gliding under the radar, a bull market in commodities began. Rogers thinks it’s going to continue for at least fifteen years - and he’s put his money where his mouth is: In 1998, he started his own commodities index fund. It’s up 165% since then, with more than $200 million invested, and it’s the single-best performing index fund in the world in any asset class. Less risky than stocks and less sluggish than bonds, commodities are where the money is - and will be in the years ahead. Rogers’s strategies are simple and straightforward. You can start small - a few thousand dollars will suffice. It’s all about putting your money into stuff you understand, the basic materials of everyday life, like coal, sugar, cotton, corn, or crude oil. Once you recognize the cyclical and historical trading patterns outlined here, you’ll be on your way.

In language that is both colorful and accessible, Rogers explains why the world of commodity investing can be one of the simplest of all - and how commodities are the bases by which investors can value companies, markets, and whole economies. To be a truly great investor is to know something about commodities.

For small investors and high rollers alike, Hot Commodities is as good as gold . . . or lead, or aluminum, which are some of the commodities Rogers says could be as rewarding for investors.

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great book on commodities

very good information, however is little old, it references future projections on years that have already passed, but the projections were accurate, everything is happening as the author predicted some years ago. I will definitively buy the new book edition if it happens to be available here.

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Worth the time!

I was recommended this book and figured that it would be a difficult book to get through... this book was not only very informative it was also easy to listen to and interesting... well written and well narrated.

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Pure advertisement

The narrator sounds like a thriller trailer narrator and the book has little relevant information.

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If only it was written more recently

Loads of awesome info. Everyone should read. It takes a little brain power to remember that this was written 10 years ago and not everything he talks about applies to the present.

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Update this book

Please do an update for this current inflationary environment. And describe where you can purchase RICI.L.

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great for the beginner

Excellent narration and general survey of commodities. I do wish there was a discussion exploring transaction mechanisms for different investor levels (i.e. qualified/nonqualified)

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Witty, informative, compelling

Jim Rogers is a wise old owl. His easygoing sardonic delivery makes this book the most entertaining and easiest way to learn A great deal about commodities investing.

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Beginners

The specifics aren’t here, but the blueprints for success might be, I’m new to investing in my own financial education. I’m interested in my growth. Let’s see how it goes. Need more books to feel knowledgeable to overcome my own ignorance, you know what they say about fools and their money .

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it's like Jim wrote this book today

Obviously some stuff info is out of date but the general idea holds true

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New investor and learning more every day

I picked this book because I’ve enjoyed Jim Rogers’ interviews that I’ve listened to on podcasts and YouTube. It helped me understand better commodities which I’m very interested in because over the years from 2016-2022 I’ve been making money buying stocks that use many types of commodities. For example I bought BTU (US coal company) years ago when it was like 6$ for a LONG time even though they had lots of contracts to sell it and it’s all time high was 48$ well I recently sold all those shares at 22$. I’m 39 and retired from the Army and I’m not interested in day trading, I hope this review helps because this book helped me.

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  • 05-11-17

Proceed with caution

I learned a lot however a little bit too much numbers with dates for audio book. Biggest problem is that book was written prior to 2007 crash which changed a lot therfore a little dated. However I still recommend!

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  • 04-17-22

Anachronistic

The basic principles of commodity trading still apply, but there's too much contemporary information in this book to still be relevant.

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  • 12-31-21

Excellent but requires an update

An excellent incite into the world of commodities. Essential listening for anyone wanting a well rounded financial education who is considering investing their capital. It was written before 2007 though so would benefit from an update. Having said that, as the book states it is instructional on 'how' to think about commodities, which is a timeless quality.

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  • 06-18-17

worth a listen!

was a easy listen! very informative re general info about commodity's as a whole and the history of previous cycles but did not contain any predictions or mechanical how to trade ideas but many take always about each market - overall worth a listen.

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