Monday, October 23, 2017

ETF investing has pros and cons

Jim Rogers on investing and ETF's,

"ETF's are very efficient, very easy, very simple. There's no question about that. Therein lies part of the problem, of course, with ETF's is that they are easy, simple, etc and that makes it easy for somebody to say oh, I want to buy Germany, buy the German ETF, and don't even look to see what's in the German ETF or whether it's a good ETF to own. And maybe it should be a terrible ETF, but nobody looks anymore. And when we have the bear market, a lot of people are going to find that, oh my God, I own an ETF and they collapsed. It went down more than anything else. And the reason it will go down more than anything else is because that's what everybody owns."

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.