JIM ROGERS

JIM ROGERS

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Rogers : War in Ukraine is Possible


Let’s move on briefly to one of the issues making headlines: Ukraine. Markets have largely shrugged off that issue. Is there a chance that they’re wrong and this could turn into a deeper crisis?


Jim Rogers : Well, of course. You go back and look at the history of war – people make mistakes. Country “A” makes a mistake and then country “B” makes a mistake, and all of a sudden, you have people at war. In 1914 for instance, within 6-8 months of the war beginning, people all over the world, including Europe, were saying: “How did we get into this?” That was because it was so absurd what was going on. And yet they didn’t manage to end the war until four years later.
That’s often how things start. It could happen in Ukraine, but I doubt it. The US and EU don’t seem interested in engaging in a war over Ukraine. But you never know. Throughout history people have bungled themselves into wars even though nobody really wanted them.





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 "