World Right Side Up

World Right Side Up : Investing Across Six Continents

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Invaluable insights into finding diverse investment opportunities in the emergent global economy From Brazilian farmlands to Colombian gold fields, from Chinese shopping malls to Indian hotels, from South African wine country to the boom/bust souks of Dubai, this around-the-world investing field trip explores the nooks and crannies for hidden investment opportunities. World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents is packed with ideas to power your portfolio in the years ahead while teaching you a little fascinating history along the way. Fact is, the world's markets have changed in a big way. For the first time since before the Industrial Revolution, the emerging markets now contribute as much to the global economy as their more well-developed peers. Far from being an anomaly, this state 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, in both the emerging markets and developed markets. World Right Side Up is your guide on how to take full advantage of this shift.
* Provides an entertaining view of various regions visited by the author, including South America, Asia, Africa, North America, and the Middle East * Explores specific investment ideas and themes, including opportunities in agriculture, water, energy, infrastructure and much more * Includes five key takeaways from each region, an invaluable feature, offering resources to consult for more information and guidance While some people fear the changes happening now, the reality is that for the forward-thinking investor, these sizable new markets will create extraordinary new opportunities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 160 x 243 x 28mm | 522g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1118171403
  • 9781118171400
  • 532,614

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From Brazilian farmlands to Colombian gold fields, from Chinese shopping malls to Indian hotels, from South African wine country to the boom/bust souks of Dubai, Chris Mayer's around-the-world investing field trip explores the nooks and crannies for hidden investment opportunities.



World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents packs big ideas to power your portfolio in the years ahead. Along the way, you'll learn many fascinating tidbits about the world's diverse markets.



For the first time since before the Industrial Revolution, the emerging markets now contribute as much to the global economy as their more well-developed peers. Far from being an anomaly, this state 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, in both the emerging and developed markets. World Right Side Up will tell you how to profit from this tectonic shift's massive changes.



Chris Mayer takes you to meet fund managers, officials, and movers and shakers around the globe: from the Middle East to Africa to Asia and Australia and home again.



Uncover specific investment ideas and themes: opportunities in agriculture, water, energy, infrastructure, and much, much more.



Each chapter includes key take-aways from each region, offering resources to consult for more guidance.



While others fear the changes happening now, the forward-thinking investor will learn that these sizable new markets will create extraordinary new opportunities.
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World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents



Chris Mayer picks up where Marco Polo left off ... and guides readers on the investing tour of a lifetime!



"This is the best adventure investing book since Jim Rogers' Adventure Capitalist."
--Brad Farquhar, President, Nomad Capital Corp., Partner, Assiniboia Capital Corp.



"There are only a handful of investment writers whom I follow. Chris Mayer is one of them. . . ."
--Karim Rahemtulla, Author of Where in the World Should I Invest?, Emerging Markets Director, Wall Street Daily



"Simply the best book I've read on global investing. Chris not only explains dozens of huge growth trends taking place all over the world, but teaches the individual investor how to make money off of them."
--Frank Curzio, Research Analyst, Editor of Phase 1 Investor, Stansberry & Associates



"World Right Side Up takes us on a journey to far corners of the Earth to witness the promise of prosperity in a new world where countries are using capitalism to create their 'American Dream.'"
--Frank E. Holmes, CEO and CIO, U.S. Global Investors, Inc.



"I have encountered Chris Mayer in far-flung locations from Colombia to Cambodia, mixing enthusiastic curiosity with analytical acumen to unearth exceptional opportunities for his readers."
--Douglas Clayton, Founder and CEO, Leopard Capital



"Chris Mayer is really smart and a great investor. World Right Side Up presents many specific investment ideas. . . . The global narrative and historical snippets provide valuable insights into these diverse locales . . . where there's lots of money to be made."
--John L. Schwartz, Cofounder and CEO, Value Investing Congress
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Table of contents

Foreword: Sometimes It s Different vii Acknowledgments ix Preface: Notes before We Go xi CHAPTER 1 The World Right Side Up 1 CHAPTER 2 Colombia: In Search of El Dorado 25 CHAPTER 3 Brazil: The Soil Superpower 45 CHAPTER 4 Nicaragua: This Side of Paradise 65 CHAPTER 5 China: Crisis and Opportunity in the Middle Kingdom 75 CHAPTER 6 India: Don t Drink the Tap Water? 105 CHAPTER 7 The Emirates: Penthouse Gypsies 125 CHAPTER 8 South Africa: Rainbow Capitalism 143 CHAPTER 9 Down Under and Beyond: Australia and New Zealand 163 CHAPTER 10 Southeast Asia: Travels Through Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam 183 CHAPTER 11 Other Places, Other Opportunities: Mongolia, Argentina, Russia, Turkey, and Central Asia 209 CHAPTER 12 Canada: A Breadbasket s Great Comeback 227 CHAPTER 13 The United States of America: Home Again 247 CHAPTER 14 An Investor s Guide to the World Right Side Up 283 About the Author 291 Index 293
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About Christopher W. Mayer

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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