Jim Rogers: Forget Deflation – Higher Inflation Ahead
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Jim welcomes back legendary investor Jim Rogers this week. Jim sees China as successfully cooling its economy and avoiding a hard landing. Globally, he is concerned about both Europe and the US. He believes there is no true austerity in Europe, as deficits continue to rise. Jim sees the Federal Reserve as enabling government deficits, and continuing to massively print money. While Jim doesn’t see the precious metals markets as manipulated, he believes both gold and silver are headed higher. Jim owns both gold and silver and is not selling. If the price goes lower, he will buy more. His three favorite investments: agriculture, metals, and currencies. Jim is short US bonds and stocks globally. Jim’s latest book, “Street Smarts”, will be available in February 2013.
Jim Rogers grew up in Demopolis, Alabama, and got started in business at the age of five, selling peanuts. Winning a scholarship to Yale, Rogers was coxswain on the crew. Upon graduation, he attended Balliol College at Oxford. After a stint in the army, he began work on Wall Street. He cofounded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. During the next ten years, the portfolio gained more than 4,000 percent, while the S&P rose less than 50 percent. Rogers then decided to retire--at age thirty-seven--but he did not remain idle.Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Rogers served as a professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and as moderator of The Dreyfus Roundtable on WCBS and The Profit Motive on FNN. At the same time, he laid the groundwork for his lifelong dream, an around-the-world motorcycle trip: more than 100,000 miles across six continents. Jim is also the author of several books.