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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jim Rogers russian stocks are doing okay

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.



Jim Rogers is a smart investor who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. By 1983 the fund gained more than 4000 percent.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jim Rogers: How to make money as an Investor


Now and then a time comes when doing nothing is the wisest course.

Most successful investors, in fact, do nothing most of the time. You bought that stock ten years ago, and you did nothing for the next ten years – you did nothing but watch what was going on, nothing but watch for changes. That is how you make money.


Jim Rogers is a smart investor who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. By 1983 the fund gained more than 4000 percent.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Invest in what you know says Jim Rogers

People are constantly asking me what to invest in, and I always answer the same way. I say: Do not listen to me – do not listen to anybody.

The way you become a successful investor is by investing only in what you yourself have a wealth of knowledge about.


Jim Rogers is a smart investor who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. By 1983 the fund gained more than 4000 percent.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Invest in agriculture via Index funds and more

The best way to [invest in agriculture] is buy a farm. You can buy stocks, if you buy the right companies seed companies, fertilizer companies. You can buy countries. Some countries are more agriculture oriented than others. Pakistan is a country that lives and dies on cotton more than anything else. So it depends on the country. 

If your going to buy a Lake-house, I would buy my lake-house in Oklahoma not in Massachusetts because stocks are at all time highs. So lake houses in Oklahoma or Nebraska are probably much cheaper than in Massachusetts. You can get a Lamborghini dealership in Iowa because the farmers are going to be driving Lamborghini's in my view in the future. 

For most people its probably best to buy an Index. Many studies have showed that an Index investing is far away the best way to invest in anything- stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, anything else. And there are plenty of Exchange Traded products which make it very easy to invest in commodities.


Jim Rogers is a smart investor who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. By 1983 the fund gained more than 4000 percent.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Russia is letting markets sort its own price


I should probably try to sit down and figure out what to buy in Russia again. It has had a collapse, as you know, but I suspect if you look at things like Russian ETF's, they are down at previous lows, but not making new lows. And a lot of that is because of the ruble. 

To Russia's credit, Russia has not been sitting around supporting the ruble in any big way. 

My view of markets is you let them clean themselves out, let the system find a clearing price. To my astonishment, the Russians are being more capitalist than the Western capitalists. They are letting the currency find its own bottom. That will change soon. It will find its own bottom, and then Russia will be a good place to invest. 


Jim Rogers is a smart investor who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. By 1983 the fund gained more than 4000 percent.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Stock Market has downside put protection


If the stock market goes down — say, you pick the number, 13%, 23%, who knows — everyone will be screaming, and Mrs. Yellen and her friends will say, 'Oh, we're sorry, we didn't mean to hurt you,' and they will loosen up again. One way or the other, the markets will heave a sigh of relief, have a big rally, maybe even turn into a bubble, at which point I hope I'm smart enough to try to short stocks in the US.


Jim Rogers is a smart investor who co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. By 1983 the fund gained more than 4000 percent.