Thursday, January 5, 2012
The Chinese economy is not just real estate and real estate speculation it is much broader than that
Jim Rogers : I do not know if it is a soft-landing. Some parts of the Chinese economy are going to collapse. China has been doing its best to cool off the real estate bubble and they are starting to work. So I suspect some parts are going to have a very hard landing. Other parts of the Chinese economy are going to boom. But when people do slowdown there will be some hard landing in some sectors. Of course this will affect the demand for everything especially copper, cement, and things like that. So I would certainly see a slowdown in China’s demand for building material; things which go into building infrastructure. But that is not the end of the Chinese economy. The economy is not like the one in America and the UK when essentially it was wrapped up in real estate and real estate speculation. The Chinese economy is much broader than that. - in ET Now
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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