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World Right Side Up: Investing Across Six Continents


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

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.

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