Tuesday, June 24, 2014
China will Survive The Convertibility of The RMB
Q: What would you like to see in China's financial reform?
Jim Rogers: They should make their currency, the RMB, convertible this afternoon. They started (currency reforms) in 2005 and have taken many small steps. But China is no longer a weak economy. It is the most successful country in the past thirty years. There is nothing to fear.
Q: Interest rate liberalization, floating the currency and opening up capital accounts, which one should come first?
Jim Rogers: I would think all of the above this afternoon. But they've been very slow and only taken small steps. Deng Xiaoping says you cross a stream by feeling one rock at a time. That's correct. But there comes a time when you get to the other side, and let's move ahead. China is on the other side now.
Q: How worried are you about capital outflows if the capital accounts are opened now?
Jim Rogers: Of course there will be capital outflows. The RMB may even go down for a while. But just do it and get it over with. There will be a lot of capital inflows as people like me want to put money into China.
Have you ever heard of people smuggling money into a country with capital controls? No. People in China are trying to get their money out. But there are also many people who want to rush into China. This is the point of a free and open market. Trust me, it's not the end of the world.
The Australians, Germans and Japanese used to worry about (opening up capital accounts). But somehow they all survived. Trillions of dollars flow in and out everyday in the foreign currency market. China will survive too. - in chinamoneynetwork
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