Thursday, December 22, 2011

Jim Rogers : Italy & Greece should stay in the Euro

Jim Rogers : I would stay in if I were Italy or Greece , the Euro is a good thing it'll make them more efficient more competitive , they will have to take some pain in the main time but if they pull out John it it is going to be the same old Drachma the same old Lira which was always been debased always inflation always higher and higher cost , the Greeks are not going to be better off , nobody is going to be better off if you go back to a system of just printing money , more devaluation more debasement that's not going to help , they can do it they certainly have been around for long time but most of the time the greek economy was in trouble because they kept debasing the currency and likewise the italian currency , i would stay in , I would take the pain I have huge write offs but I would stay in if I were those countries - in CNN

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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 "