Thursday, February 6, 2014
Jim Rogers: The serious problems in emerging markets 'are going to get worse'
A recent report, published by the European Commission, revealed that corruption costs the EU roughly $120 billion a year. That's around 1% of economic output. Where is the corruption and where is it squeaky clean? Erin Ade reports.
Famed investor and author Jim Rogers is a bull on China and Asia. He sees a shift in the economic importance of Asia, and has even relocated his family to Singapore - to be a part of it! But right now the emerging markets are a big concern. Erin was keen to get Jim's view on the crisis in emerging markets and she certainly does. Jim also gives his view on the US, European, Japanese and Chinese economies -- and the Gold Standard.
In the 'Big Deal,' Erin and Boom Bust producer Edward Harrison discuss money. What exactly does the pyramid on the back of a dollar bill symbolize? And where does a pound or a dollar really derive its value? Erin and Edward explain.
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