Jim Rogers : Jon, how can they not? How can they not? Are you going to put- I'll ask you again, are you going to put up the money because I'm not. Eventually, letting these debts go higher and higher and higher means the pain will be worse in three years, Jon, or five years or whenever the market says, that's it, no more. Now at least if you do it, the government still have some credibility and some finances such as the Germans. You put everybody in the room, you say, okay, you're going to go bankrupt. Your banks, Europe's financial institutions has got to survive. Everybody's checks will continue to clear.The system is going to stay up, stay stable and stay upright. ...in five years, there would not be anybody to pull into room and say, okay, we're going to hold you together. Nobody will have any credibility anymore. - in Reuters Interview
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