Thursday, August 25, 2011

I do not like to sell something short unless it is unbelievably expensive.

Jim Rogers : I don`t like to sell something short unless it`s unbelievably expensive. And I mean unbelievably. I`ve shorted lots of things in my life that were expensive, only to see them get more expensive. I n my early days on Wall Street, I learned one of my greatest lessons about market hysteria when I shorted University Computing in 1970, selling it at 48 USD and waiting for it to descend. I ended up covering my shorts when the price hit 72 USD. University Computing proceeded to go up to about 96 USD - and then plummeted to 2 USD. I was right to short the stock, but I still got wiped out, because at the time I did not have the guts or the money to stick with my convictions that the stock was way overpriced. - in Hot Commodities

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).