Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I own Gold and I am not Buying it now



I own gold and I am not buying it now. But if there is war, yes! I would be buying gold if it goes higher. But I don’t expect so. I am looking to buy gold on a decline. I do not know how low. Gold has not had a 50 per cent correction in 13 years and that’s very unusual. If gold prices corrected 50 per cent (and that’s not a prediction) and slip below $1,000 an ounce, I would buy more. But I am not buying gold at the moment. I prefer agri commodities at the moment because their prices are down and have been down from a long time, which is leading to fundamental distortion in agriculture. Inventories, worldwide, are near historic lows as we have been consuming more than we have been producing. More, we are running out of farmers worldwide. The average age of farmers in the US is 58, it is 66 in Japan, etc. There are very few young people going into agriculture. The world is facing a serious problem as regards agriculture.


Jim Rogers is a bestselling author, financial commentator and successful international investor. Rogers was a co-founder of the Quantum Fund (considered to be the first truly international fund of its kind) and is the creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

US Tax Laws Harsh on Expats


I know three or four Americans who are basically being forced to give up citizenship. If you make simple mistakes it could cost you—it could be a criminal offense, or at least a very financially onerous one.

My filing requirements and possible penalties are very much different [to Americans living in USA]. It is treating Americans who live abroad differently—you would think it is some kind of discrimination.




Jim Rogers is a bestselling author, financial commentator and successful international investor. Rogers was a co-founder of the Quantum Fund (considered to be the first truly international fund of its kind) and is the creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).

Monday, September 15, 2014

BRICs Developing an Alternative Banking System

To put together a competing world reserve currency and develop an alternative banking system, the BRICs might consider throwing India out of the equation, Jim Rogers said. India has been said to be the stumbling block in establishing the new world bank. “India and Brazil have big (national) debts. Russia is not a big debtor and has big international reserves,” Rogers noted, pivoting to Russian advantages in the interview. “Russia has a freely convertible currency and none of the others have a freely convertible currency.” Jim Rogers thinks Russia should spend its time courting suitors in its own neighborhood, however. “If I were Russia I would be more interested in selling to Asia than South America.” As reported two days ago in ValueWalk, the leaders of Russia, India, Brazil, China and South Africa are in meetings ending July 17 to bring together plans to create a $100 billion bank to compete with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The planed bank is a piece in a larger puzzle to provide a global alternative to Western dominance of the financial system. This has been a stated goal of Russia and China, both of whom have engaged in trade deals that eschew the use of the US dollar.

Jim Rogers is a bestselling author, financial commentator and successful international investor. Rogers was a co-founder of the Quantum Fund (considered to be the first truly international fund of its kind) and is the creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).

Sunday, September 14, 2014

War Will Drive Oil Prices Higher

If war breaks out, there is no top for oil prices. Who knows how high it would eventually go? I don’t expect war anytime soon. But if it does happen, then one should definitely own all commodities, especially oil. Even without war, oil prices can move up, since oil reserves in most of the world are on a decline. The world is facing serious longer–term oil energy problems down the road.

Jim Rogers is a bestselling author, financial commentator and successful international investor. Rogers was a co-founder of the Quantum Fund (considered to be the first truly international fund of its kind) and is the creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).

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