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By Jim Rogers

ISBN-10: 1400067545

ISBN-13: 9781400067541

He’s the swashbuckling global visitor and mythical investor who made his fortune earlier than he was once 40. Now the bestselling writer of A Bull in China, sizzling Commodities, and Adventure Capitalist stocks a heartfelt, critical consultant for his daughters (and all younger traders) to discover luck and happiness. In A present to My Children, Jim Rogers deals suggestion together with his trademark candor and self assurance, yet this time he provides paternal compassion, protectiveness, and love. Rogers unearths how one can research from his triumphs and errors as a way to in attaining a filthy rich, well-lived existence. For example:

• belief your personal judgment: Rogers sensed China’s actual strength long ago within the Eighties, at a time while so much analysts have been hugely skeptical of its customers for growth.
• specialize in what you're keen on: Rogers was once 5 while he begun gathering empty bottles at baseball video games rather than playing.
• Be continual: Coming to Yale from rural Alabama, and in over his head, Rogers by no means stopped learning and wound up with a scholarship to Oxford.
• See the realm: In 1990, Rogers traveled via six continents via motorbike, gaining a world standpoint and studying the best way to overview customers in speedily constructing nations reminiscent of Brazil, Russia, India, and China.
• not anything is admittedly new: something deemed “innovative” or “unprecedented” is mostly simply overhyped, as in relation to the web or television, airplanes, and railroads prior to it
• and never a section off the topic, and extremely vital: Boys will want you greater than you’ll want them!

Wise and hot, obtainable and inspiring, A present to My Children is a smart reward for all these simply beginning to put money into their futures.


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Although other calculation methods might be more precise in certain instances (excess returns and abnormal returns, as well as the TWR-methods), we have merely demonstrated these but will not apply them unless strictly necessary. APPENDIX Time-weighted return TWR for an asset over T periods, with returns calculated after each transaction cash flow occurs, is given by: TWR ϭ 20 MV2 MVT MV1 ϩ ϩ .............. C0 ϩ MV0 C2 ϩ MV2 CTϪ1 ϩ MVTϪ1 ASSET RETURNS where MVt indicates market value, and Ct indicates cash flow for period n.

This is incidentally the same principle as that which is applied in Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression analysis, which minimises the sum of the squared errors/deviations (shaded areas). Minimising the sum of the shaded areas results by definition in the least amount of variance and thus the best fit for a straight line, which is essentially the aim of any regression analysis. This is known as the ‘Square Root of Time’ rule. For a comprehensive text on shortfall risk, see Lawrence N. Bader, Return Targets and Shortfall Risks.

Dietz0,t ϭ T ͚ (wt Ϫ 1)Ct tϭ0 MV0 ϩ T ͚ wt C t tϭ0 tϪq where wt ϭ is the cash flow weight determined by the proportion of t time the cash flow was in or out of the portfolio. Ct indicates the corresponding cash flow, and q denotes the time of day. 5, and the cash flow is deducted by 50% from the (end of day) denominator and added by 50% to the (beginning of day) numerator, since the asset traded has contributed with only half a day’s worth of return on the day of purchase. Dietz,᭙ TWR Ͻ 0 This ensures a positive return value even if the position goes short in the interim periods, and thus the principle of geometric linking can be maintained without calculation errors.

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