Get Rich: Read China’s Five-Year Plan


Jim Rogers Image Jim Rogers Author, Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets

This article was excerpted from Jim Rogers’ presentation at the inaugural World MoneyShow Shanghai in April. It is part of a special series featuring Rogers’ unique insights into China’s economic growth, how you can profit, and where you should invest.

One thing I have learned over 45 years of investing is that if you watch governments, it’s a good way to learn ways to make money. By that, I mean when a government decides there’s a problem in the economy or in the country, it will put a lot of money, a lot of effort, and a lot of incentives into that area to encourage solutions to the problem.

[The Chinese Government] just published a five-year plan. If I were you, I would get that out and do some studying, because whatever your government decides to do, they’re going to probably make a lot of people rich in those sectors.

Figure it out. This is not brain surgery. It’s not that difficult to do. Figure out what your government wants to happen in your economy and invest. Find companies in that sector, in those sectors, and invest.

Invest in Raw Materials
I have mentioned investing opportunities in raw materials, producers of raw materials, and by owning commodities themselves. There are three wonderful commodities exchanges in China. It’s easy to buy and sell on those exchanges now.

Invest in Tourism
I also happen to agree that tourism is going to be one of the great industries of the 21st century in China. It already has been.

As you all know, Chinese tourism has been booming for several years.