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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Buy quality assets you can own forever


I like to buy things and own them forever. 

And what success I have had in investing has usually come from buying stock that is very cheap or that I think is very cheap. Even if you are wrong, when buying something cheap you are probably not going to lose a lot of money. 

But buying something simply because it is cheap is not good enough -- it could stay cheap forever. You have to see a positive change coming, something that within the next two or three years everybody else will recognize as a positive change.


Jim Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund with George Soros in 1973. The fund gained more than 4000 percent within 10 years..

Monday, July 25, 2016

Best investment opportunities available only on rare occasions so be prepared

The way of the successful investor is normally to do nothing - not until you see money lying there, somewhere over in the corner, and all that is left for you to do is go over and pick it up. That is how you invest. 

You wait until you see, or find, or stumble upon, or dig up by way of research something you think is a sure thing. Something without much risk. You do not buy unless it is cheap and unless you see positive change coming. In other words, you do not buy except on rare occasions, and there are not going to be many in life where the money is just lying there. 



Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Jim Rogers reflects on Singapore and moving to Asia

I am keen on Singapore. I moved here because I had been lecturing for many years that everybody should teach their children Mandarin because it would be the most important language in the 21st century, eventually. 

And then suddenly I had a child and I said, 'What do I do now?' We had a Chinese governess, and it became clear it wouldn't work long-term. There comes a time when every 9-year-old refuses to speak the language because their friends say it's not cool. So I realized we had to move to a Chinese-speaking city where our daughter wouldn't have any choice but to speak Mandarin.

We looked at all the Chinese cities. They were too polluted. Singapore seemed perfect. They speak both Mandarin and English. Everything works. There's fantastic healthcare and education. My kids like it here very much. My wife, Paige, and I both feel it's a great place to live. It's certainly an easy place to live compared to New York, which I loved and still do, even though every time I go, I see it deteriorating. As for complaints about Singapore, they're minimal. It's not as bicycle friendly as I would like. And to my amazement, when I travel, my Singapore mobile phone gives me trouble. Even AT&T phones don't give me problems when I travel.


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, July 18, 2016

I will not sell my Gold says Jim Rogers

Gold is going to turn into a bubble eventually, and when it turns into a bubble, I hope I’m smart enough to sell it. On the other hand, on the down side, I’m not quite sure that I can think of anything that would cause me to sell my gold. If nothing else, it’ll be for my children someday.


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, July 13, 2016

Greece does not need to leave the Euro to declare bankruptcy

Greece is a sideshow that could turn into the main show because politicians keep making mistakes. What is best for Greece is to declare bankruptcy, stay in the euro, and start over. They will never be able to pay their debts. 

We’ve had states, cities, and counties go bankrupt, and they didn’t leave the U.S. They reorganized and started over. You don’t have to leave just because you go bankrupt. If Greece went bankrupt but stayed in the euro, we’d have a bit of a trauma but we’d move on. If they make Greece leave, it would turn into the main show.


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, July 11, 2016

Debt worldwide rising higher and higher

In 2008, we had a problem because debt was piled so high, but now the worldwide debt is much higher than it was then. In the U.S., the Fed’s balance sheet has gone up five or six times. Worldwide, all of these countries are talking about austerity, but they continue to run up higher and higher debt. 

Unfortunately, the world doesn’t have the luxury to lower interest rates much more. To pump up the stock market, all they can use is printed money. The next time around will be pretty horrible for all of us. I hope that you,..... and I survive. 


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.