Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CME margin increases led to margin calls and the liquidation?

Jim Rogers : That’s some of it. The grace margin climbed just a few times for several metals that you know. That’s certainly part of it. But there are many reasons. Silver and gold - you know, gold has gone up ten years in a row. That’s extremely unusual in any financial asset. Silver skyrocketed here in the last several months. So yeah, it’s a combination of things - financial panic, market re-quals, etcetera. But I don’t see this as any problem. It’s good for markets. Back in the 1970s gold went up 600% and then gold went down 50%, scared everybody’s socks off. A lot of people gave up on gold. And then as soon as they gave up and sold, gold turned around and went up 850%. That’s not a typo - 850%. So this is nothing unusual. Oil has gone down almost 50% three times since the bull market started in 1999. I don’t pay too much attention to these things. I try to be smart enough to buy when it collapses some. - in Goldseek Radio

Who is Jim Rogers ?

James "Jim" Rogers was born in Oct. 19, 1942 and grew up in Demopolis, Alabama .Jim Rogers started trading the stock market with $600 in 1968.In 1973 he formed the Quantum Fund with the legendry investor George Soros before retiring, a multi millionaire at the age of 37. Rogers and Soros helped steer the fund to a miraculous 4,200% return over the 10 year span of the fund while the S&P 500 returned just 47%. They ran what is considered to be one of the first truly global macro hedge funds. . In 1964 he got his first job on Wall Street at Dominick & Dominick in the summer between high school and Yale University, that's how he got his first experience with stocks and bonds. He immediately fell in love with the job. After Oxford, he returned to the U.S. and joined the army in 1970 he returned to Wall Street, working again with Dominick & Dominick. That same year he joined Arnold S. Bleichroeder, where he met George Soros, and together founded the Quantum Fund. This has opened a new era of global macrotrading and inspired numerous imitations and spin-offs. In the book "Money Masters of Our Time," Jim Rogers writes about that time "the most important thing in my life was work. I did not do anything until I had completed my work." To emphasize this professional ethic , it is good to remember that he did not made any holiday for ten years. In 1980, Jim Rogers has decided to "retire" at 37 years. Since then he has spent much of his time traveling and supporting the causes of philanthropic and taking on many high profile roles in the media. However, he continues to be an active investor and media commentator

Jim Rogers "the 19th century was the century of the UK , the 20th century was the century of the US , the 21 st century is going to be the century of China "