JIM ROGERS

JIM ROGERS

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Jim Rogers RICIA Index up 18 percent thanks to Drought-Driven High Corn Prices

The Rogers International Commodities Index for Agriculture, or RICIA, has jumped 18 percent "I’m ecstatic to see prices going higher because [that] might save the day,” said Rogers by phone Tuesday. “People like you are sitting around saying ‘Oh my God, evil speculators are making money at the expense of [consumers]. ... If you’re worried about evil speculators making money, go to the field and drive the price down.” He added: “Who’s going to produce this food if the prices don’t go higher?” “America produced 200,000 MBAs last year and fewer than 10,000 agriculture [school] graduates,” said Rogers, echoing a point he’d made to Business Insider earlier in the month. “Are [farmers] going to work for nothing? You better hope prices go higher and people make money. If they don’t, we’re not going to have any food.” Rogers added: “For the first time in recorded history, we don’t have anyone to go plant the crops.” - in The Huffingtonpost

 
Jim Rogers started trading the stock market with $600 in 1968.In 1973 he formed the Quantum Fund with the legendary 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%.





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 "