Jim Rogers' take on gold, central banks, and the Far East, and Perianne digs into the fine print of the US gold audit.
Gold has taken a downturn after a 12 year bull run. In the United States, the Fed is hemorrhaging cash under a massive bond buying program with consequences that have yet to be seen. Japan is easing similarly, but on an even larger scale relative to their GDP. China's economy has slowed down after several years of "self-reported" steady growth. But what do we make of all this and what does it mean for the average consumer? Perianne speaks with the well-traveled Jim Rogers and author of "Street Smarts: Adventures on the Road and in the Markets."
Plus the US keeps only a small part of its gold holdings with the Federal Reserve. The bulk is warehoused in bases, such as Fort Knox in Tennessee and West Point in New York. The military that safeguards the bulk of the nation's gold-- not the New York Fed. Today we look into the fine print of US gold holdings.
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