Jim Rogers: Turmoil Is Coming
Jim Rogers: Turmoil Is Coming
Tyler Durden’s pictureSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 06/21/2015 13:15 -0400
Submitted by Adam Taggart via Peak Prosperity,
Two years since his last interview with us, investor Jim Rogers returns and notes that the risks he warned of last time have only gotten worse. In this week’s podcast, Jim shares his rational for predicting:
increased wealth confiscation by the central planners
a pending major financial market collapse
gold’s return as the preferred safe haven investment
more oil price weakness, followed by a trend reversal
a China bubble reckoning
agriculture’s long-term value
I suspect in the next year or two we will see some kind of major, major problems in the world financial markets.
I would suspect when we have this correction, it’s going to cause central banks to panic. There’s going to come a time when there is not much the central banks can do when they have lost all credibility. When governments have lost all credibility. They will print and spend and borrow, but there comes a time when people are just going to say We don’t want to play this game anymore. And at that point, the world has serious, serious problems because there’s nothing to rescue us.
I suspect the next economic/financial collapse will be the one they can’t deal with. But, if somehow they are miracle workers, be very, very careful. I would be worried about 2022 – 2023 then. The game will definitely be up if it’s not up this time around.
My US Dollar holding is my largest position. Not because I have any confidence in the US Dollar; it’s a terribly, terribly flawed currency. We are the largest debtor nation in the world’s history. And the debt is going higher and higher and higher. But there is going to be more turmoil coming. And during periods of turmoil people flee to a safe haven. The US Dollar is not a safe haven, but many people think it is, and they don’t know what else to do. So they will go to the US Dollar. They are not going to go to the yen. They are not going to go to the Euro.
We may even see the US dollar, for a variety of reasons, turn into a bubble. That of course is not good for gold. Gold may drop a lot, at which point I would have to sell my US Dollars and hopefully be smart enough to buy gold.
Click the play button below to listen to Chris’ interview with Jim Rogers (26m:16s)
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But that’s not all Rogers has said recently (as Sputnik reports)…
Despite the Western efforts to discourage investors from participating in the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, the affair is in full swing. Jim Rogers, legendary investor and chairman of Beeland Interests, is in attendance, and he told Radio Sputnik that the Russian economy may be the most promising market for fellow investors.
“Well, it’s gonna change the world,” Rogers says when asked about the role of the BRICS Bank. “You know, the world has been dominated by IMF, World Bank, and other American-controlled institutions, and that’s never good, that only one players in charge of everything. So now we’re going to have competition…
“This will be very good for the world,” he adds.
Speaking with Radio Sputnik, Rogers notes how the United States economic actions are driving other together, in particular Russia and China. In the long-term, that new economic alliance can only hurt the US, as it continues to impose unfair sanctions.
“I suspect even Japan, eventually, will be closer and closer to Russia, just because they need to. That’s where the transportation will be, that’s where the natural resources are,” he says. “Go east, don’t go west.”
When asked specifically about what investments to watch for in the future, Rogers offered sage advice.
“I was bearish on Russia for forty-seven years, and the last couple of years Russia has changed, so I’m changing,” he said.
“If you can invest in change, and you buy it at a good price, you’re probably going to make a lot of money.”
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