World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 13, 2012 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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Invaluable insights into finding diverse investmentopportunities in the emergent global economy

From Brazilian farmlands to Colombian gold fields, from Chineseshopping malls to Indian hotels, from South African wine country tothe boom/bust souks of Dubai, this around-the-world investing fieldtrip explores the nooks and crannies for hidden investmentopportunities. World Right Side Up: Investing Across SixContinents is packed with ideas to power your portfolio in theyears ahead while teaching you a little fascinating history alongthe way. Fact is, the world's markets have changed in a big way.For the first time since before the Industrial Revolution, theemerging markets now contribute as much to the global economy astheir more well-developed peers. Far from being an anomaly, thisstate of affairs is more in line with the bulk of human experience.For centuries, China and India were the world's largest economies.And so the world is turning...right side up.

This change creates a wealth of opportunities for investors, inboth the emerging markets and developed markets. World RightSide Up is your guide on how to take full advantage of thisshift.

  • Provides an entertaining view of various regions visited by theauthor, including South America, Asia, Africa, North America, andthe Middle East
  • Explores specific investment ideas and themes, includingopportunities in agriculture, water, energy, infrastructure andmuch more
  • Includes five key takeaways from each region, an invaluablefeature, offering resources to consult for more information andguidance

While some people fear the changes happening now, the reality isthat for the forward-thinking investor, these sizable new marketswill create extraordinary new opportunities.

 

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Contents

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Travels Through Thailand Cambodia
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A Breadbaskets Great Comeback
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Home Again
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An Investors Guide to the World Right Side Up
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About the Author
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Christopher Mayer worked for a decade as a corporate banker before founding the newsletter Capital & Crisis in 2004, and later Mayer's Special Situations. His one-of-a-kind research goes out to over 20,000 readers worldwide. You'll find Chris as a regular columnist at the Daily Reckoning and oft-quoted at MarketWatch. He's been a guest on Forbes on Fox, CNN Radio, CNBC, and other TV and radio programs. He travels the world looking for the absolute best deals, and shows his readers how to get in (and out) of the market's most attractive investments. In 2008, he published his first book, Invest Like a Dealmaker: Secrets from a Former Banking Insider.

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