Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Jim Rogers : PREPARE For The COLLAPSE When The FED Stops Printing FIAT CURRENCY
Gold prices have been tumbling.
But the ardent gold bulls have been hanging on.
The most popular argument that these gold bulls have clung to has been that mining costs will create a floor for gold prices.
The idea is that if gold continues to be below the cost of mining, then miners will stop mining and supply will disappear forcing gold prices up.
Peter Schiff made this argument late last month. And so did Art Cashin.
However, it's not completely obvious that a mine would shut down just because the market price falls below cost.
Jim Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Holdings told Business Insider that the closing of gold mines is a way off:
"I've been in the investment world a long time and I know that things can stay below the cost of production for years. It takes a long time for people to believe they have to close their mines. It costs money to close a mine, it costs money to re-open a mine, so people are reluctant to close mines. So you can see any commodity staying below the cost of production for a while, especially if it's something like a mine which is expensive to close, and expensive to open."
Rogers is a long-term bull on gold but and doesn't think the sell-off is over. He thinks gold prices have further to fall, and that gold is in the process of making a "complicated bottom."
James Beeland Rogers, Jr. (born October 19, 1942) is an American investor and author. He is currently based in Singapore. Rogers is the Chairman of Rogers Holdings and Beeland Interests, Inc. He was the co-founder of the Quantum Fund with George Soros and creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index (RICI).
Rogers does not consider himself a member of any school of economic thought, but has acknowledged that his views best fit the label of Austrian School of economics
"The world can get along without central banks. Fortunately, since they're making so many mistakes, we're going to get rid of them eventually." - in Daily Reckoning
Related ETFs: SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE:GLD), iShares Silver Trust (ETF) (NYSE:SLV)
Jim Rogers is an author, financial commentator and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The New York Times, Barron's, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and is a regular guest on Bloomberg and CNBC.
And from Barclays on Monday, Suki Cooper and other analysts note that gold has been failing to benefit from the violence in Egypt, though some safe-haven buying was going on Monday. Physical demand for gold is softer, says Cooper, and given the size of cash-negative exchange-traded products, gold prices are "more likely to endure further downside pressure in the near term," according the Barclays strategist.
Oh and a further kick in the teeth for gold miners came from Citigroup. Here's what Citi says, compliments of ZeroHedge: "[A] combination of rising unit costs (15% yoy), sustained high capital budgets and a falling gold price have resulted in a fast contraction in margins -- so much that no gold company under out coverage will generate free cash flow at spot gold."
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