Saturday, September 20, 2014
Electric Vehicles have a positive future ahead of them
James West: Okay so let’s talk a bit about the emerging electric automotive industry. BYOD and Tesla are at the forefront of battery-powered automotive transport. Where are the batteries going to come from to support mass adoption of cars and buses worldwide in your opinion?
Jim Rogers: Haa…I should ask you – you’re Canadian. It’s an extremely good question – yes! There’s going to be a huge bull market in something – if electric vehicles take the place of hydrocarbon engines – yes – there will be a staggering bull market in something, and batteries will be one of those things down the road. And it looks as though electric vehicles have a positive future as we go forward.
An interesting aside, Henry Ford’s wife used to love here electric vehicle. She hated all his combustion engine vehicles cause she liked her electric vehicle so much. There’s no question we’re going to have more and more electric vehicles, because governments like them, politicians like them. It’s a way to get vehicles without having to buy energy from those ‘evil’ Arabs or whoever those ‘evil’ suppliers are. So no…it’s going to happen.
But two things – one, it’s a long time before that happens. And secondly, electric vehicles take energy too. Electricity is made from energy – it doesn’t just drop out of the sky.
source : http://www.midasletter.com/2014/08/9290-jim-rogers-mason-graphite-could-supply-tesla-motors-gigafactory/
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