Wednesday, April 30, 2014
VIDEO -- Jim Rogers : U.S. Dollar Is a Terribly Flawed Currency
Jim Rogers thinks sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis are bad for the dollar. Rogers says, "This just pushes people further away from the U.S. dollar. I don't like saying this because I am an American, but the U.S. dollar is a terribly flawed currency. We're the largest debtor nation in world history, and now we are telling people you'd better be careful if you use the U.S. dollar. We may take it away from you. We may block you. Of course, people are going to look for an alternative."
Rogers is also a best-selling author that most recently wrote the book "Street Smarts: On the Road and in the Markets." Where is he investing his money? Rogers reveals, "I own real assets. I own agriculture." Is Rogers afraid of a systemic crash in the global economy? His reply, "Aren't you? I don't think it will happen over Ukraine, but it could because politicians do very foolish things."
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