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%.