Friday, June 1, 2012

Jim Rogers on Gold, the Dollar, Agriculture, the US economy, 2013 Outlook and Government Statistics

Jim Rogers is interviewed by NewsMax on the 1st of June 2012.

First, he explains his views on the Eurozone crisis (particularly Spain and Greece) and the dollar: a terribly flawed currency, and certainly not a safe haven. Yet he owns the US dollar, because investors still perceive it as a safe haven.

Then he explains why he won't sell his Gold, and on the contrary expects to buy more, much more if it goes down further.

Switching to a typical subject for Jim Rogers: Agriculture. He explains that the agriculture sector will be the place to be in the decades ahead, especially as we run out of farmers.

He gives his outlook for 2013 and it's not pretty. This year should be OK, but a recession will strike hard in 2013 or in 2014 latest. Since the debt is so staggeringly high now, the next crisis will be worse, and recommend the hosts that if they are not worried about 2013, please — get worried.

Jim Rogers explains government statistics such as unemployment and inflation are massaged to look better. The US government is likely to abuse statistics at least until the presidential elections in November.

Finally, he sees the US Economic situation as being  very, very dire because at the beginning of next year, tax cuts are set to expire while automatic spending cuts,  are set to kick in at the same time, a combination dubbed by Wall Street as a “fiscal cliff.” And he says neither Romney or Obama will be able to fix the economy and they don't understand what's going on in the world.

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