Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Central Bank in Russia has been doing the right thing
Robert Williams: Welcome to Part Two of my interview with celebrated hedge fund manager and bestselling author, Jim Rogers. Jim, let’s jump right in. The Russian ruble seems to drop further every time we look at the tape. Do you ever read on how low it can go?
Jim Rogers: Well, I own some Russian stocks. To my astonishment, the main one I own is not even down in all this. I guess it’s because it’s – it sells in dollars. Its expenses are in rubles, and it sells in dollars. So that’s helping it, and that’s – Aeroflot is another one I own, which is also sort of benefiting these days.
But to answer your question, I don’t have a clue. I do know – I think we all know – that markets go up too far, and they go down too far. Once you start building their momentum, panic develops. People get more and more scared. Marching calls go out. So I have no idea.
As far as I’m concerned, the Central Bank in Russia has been doing the right thing. They said they were not going to intervene anymore. Yesterday, they intervened for the first time in a while. But I think it’s very smart – not intervening. Let it collapse. Let it find its own level. And then we’ll have a staggering rebound.
But who knows? It’s 52 right now. I guess, it’s 52 right now. You’re right. It changes every three minutes. Who knows? Why not 60? In Russia, they talk about 60 as some kind of catastrophic bottom. Who knows? I don’t anyway.
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