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Thursday
Mar182010

An update from Jim Rogers

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He's considered to be one of the world's savviest investors. Jim Rogers, chairman, Rogers Holdings, talks to BNN and gives his opinions on the investment world.

The discussion kicks off with the topic of trade wars which Jim says is no good for anyone and that some time in the future the Chinese currency could become the world reserve currency, sorry Canada, the Loonie is thought to be too small.

On the subject of bubbles Jim sees both the Chinese coastal property and US Bonds as being in a bubble. As for gold prices his prediction is for gold prices to hit $2000/oz by the end of the decade but that is easily achievable by only a 6-7% rise per year.

On the matter of the Euro - Jim was in favour of letting Greece go broke then confidence would return to the Euro, however, the European Union will not let that happen. As we see it Greece is only one the PIIGS (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain) with the UK rapidly coming into the frame. So if there is a bail out or financial support for Greece then the other troubled nations are sure to come banging on the door, time will tell.

For anyone with a $100k to invest Jim favours the agriculture sector as it is so depressed at the moment. He also comments on coal, natural gas and uranium.

Well worth watching, please click here to view the interview.



Now for a mouth watering upcoming event, April 30 - May 2, 2010 being held at the Four Seasons Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada, entitled:

'The Casey Research Crisis & Opportunity Summit'

The line up has to be one of the most impressive ever just take a look at this list of speakers:

Simon Black, Editor, The Sovereign Man

Bill Bonner, Chairman, Agora Financial

David Brin, scientist, technical consultant and world-known author

Dr. Marc Bustin, Senior Analyst, Casey Research Energy Division

Chuck Butler, President, EverBank World Markets

Doug Casey, Chairman, Casey Research

Bud Conrad, Chief Economist, Casey Research

Terry Coxon, Senior Researcher, Casey Research

Alex Daley, Chief Investment Strategist, Casey Research Technology Division

John Embry, Chief Investment Strategist, Sprott Gold & Precious Minerals Fund

Dr. Robert Falls, CEO, ERA Ecosystem Restoration Associates Inc.

Steve Henningsen, Senior Investment Strategist, The Wealth Conservancy

Louis James, Chief Investment Strategist, Casey Research Metals Division

Marin Katusa, Chief Investment Strategist, Casey Research Energy Division

Axel Merk, Manager, Merk Hard, Asian and Absolute Return Currency Funds

Andy Miller, real estate pro, Partner, Miller-Frishman

Jim O’Rourke, serially successful mine builder

Rick Rule, Chairman, Global Resource Investments




Explorer League Honorees:


Arnold Armstrong, President & CEO, International Enexco

Ron Netolitzky, Chairman, Brett Resources

Jim O’Rourke, President & CEO, Copper Mountain

Ron Parratt, President & CEO, AuEx Ventures

Duane Poliquin, CEO, Almaden Minerals

Simon Ridgway, President, Radius Gold

Roman Shklanka, Chairman, Kobex Resources

If you fancy the trip please click here.



Have a good one.

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