Video: Jim Rogers, CEO Rogers Holdings

By Reuters Staff
December 7, 2010

Reuters editor-at-large Chrystia Freeland interviews international investor Jim Rogers, as part of the 2011 Reuters Investment Outlook Summit.

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Could be,

Posted by spencershein | Report as abusive

Why is it that people take so long to appreciate this stuff. Ron Paul has been saying this exact same thing for years. If Americans were smart and appreciated their democracy, they would have not allowed and shananigans during the last election and he would have been the Republican candidate, and then had a clear victory over Obama and then removed the fed as well as done some other seriously progressive moves to make the US what it should be. The powers that be didn’t allow that to happen because there is just too much money to make by staying with the status quo. America you need a revolution to remove the old greedy men that run the show that you don’t even know are there.

Posted by sammy5358 | Report as abusive

I think Mr. Rogers is right. This European problems won’t be happening if everyone has their own money, as was before. It’s OK to be bloc, but I don’t think this money will succeed in the long run. We will see.

Posted by Laerion | Report as abusive

I agree with Mr. Rogers on two things – the FED is printing too much money and the US will probably default in the next 10 years. (And of course make the rest of the world suffer with them, again, as usual. Just like with the recent financial crisis, or with their refusal to sign the Kyoto Protocol.)

But you have got to say: Mr. Rogers has the maturity of a 15-year old and it is most of the time embarrassing to listen to him. “Raising taxes is always bad!” :-))))))

And what was that: sounded like “only the rich know how to spend their money”? Well, thanks to their friends in Washington they do certainly have plenty of practice.

Posted by Rhino1 | Report as abusive

This is a must watch interview,with a very wise gentleman.I have not lots to say,cos this gentleman puts it in a nutshell.Apart from that he has also a wonder sense of humour.tanx

Posted by jeepster | Report as abusive

I keep finding myself in this weird deja vu-all-over-again world. Somehow I have trouble telling whether I’m in 2010 or 1976. Rajan is saying word for word what my reformed Berkeley Marxist (a ‘Market Marxist’) Econ prof was saying. Rogers sounds a bit like a Yank Kenneth Boulding. Just by the way, we climbed out of that hole on the strength of U.S. agriculture and a couple of really bad wheat crops in Russian and Ukraine.

But, note, as I’m sure any number of Canadians geologists can recall, oil prices eventually took a tremendous downturn. We were studying shortage in 1976, certain of our conclusions, and dealing with an oil exploration industry collapse in 1986 that few saw coming.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive

Okay, my flashback is over, and I’ve thought about this guy Rogers a bit.

You, Ms F, in particular know that a fair amount of what this guy is pitching is baloney. The Economist rather famously had a bet on the future of commodity prices with another group that said they were only going to go up, and The Economist won. I’m sure they still celebrate that victory and communicate it to the staff. It’s called Substitution, and it’s a concept that’s been around for a while.

Estate taxes punish hard workers? No, estate taxes are about money going to people that may or not be hard workers, but the point is the person that gained the wealth initially is Dead. Is virtue now trans-generational? A Rich Gene in play perhaps. If god’s involved perhaps there’s a Divine Right to Wealth. The mind boggles.

Oil all gone? I’m sure the Vietnamese will rest easier knowing there is nothing out there in the S. China Sea that the Chinese will want, other than all the fish. It will be a puzzle to the geologists at Petrobras who were busy pondering how to drill at deep depth but now won’t because of course there is nothing there. The good news is extracting oil from shale may finally be profitable. See my earlier comment regarding Canadian geologists. Also, Substitution.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive

Wow, this didn’t take long:

http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/2010/12  /29/oil-bulls-may-have-to-pull-in-their -horns/

http://www.bismarcktribune.com/news/loca l/govt-and-politics/article_7379f23a-138 c-11e0-8b18-001cc4c03286.html

Hope Mr. Rogers stayed on good terms with his ole buddy Soros. Maybe George can take him on when Rogers loses his ‘shorts’.

Posted by ARJTurgot2 | Report as abusive