Rothschild’s Success

Great excerpt from Jim Rogers’ book Adventure Capitalist highlighted by The Jim Rogers Blog

“It may have been Meyer Rothschild, the German banker and patriarch of the legendary House of Rothschild who, when asked how he got so rich, attributed his success to two things. He said he always bought when there was blood in the streets – panic, chaos – when despondency gripped the markets. (in old man Rothschild case, investing amid the turbulence of the Napoleonic wars, the blood was as likely to be literal as it was to be figurative.) And he always sold “too soon”. He did not wait for the enthusiasm to peak. He always knew when to get out, and he got out in time with all his money.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: