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Jim Rogers on Why Oil and Gold Are Headed "Much Higher"

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Legendary commodity investor Jim Rogers sees some serious problems stemming from the situation in Syria and the end of the Fed's generous flow of money.

In an interview with Reuters on Tuesday, Rogers said "oil and gold will go much, much higher" due to a "market panic."

"I own oil, I own gold, I own things like that and if there is going to be a war, and it sounds like America is desperate to have a war, they're going to go much, much higher," Rogers said. "Stocks are going to go down, some of the markets that I'm sure are already going down, commodities are going to go up. I'm not particularly keen on war, I assure you, but it sounds like they want it."

Rogers continued, "No matter how well the plans are made, strange things happen in war and who knows what unintended consequence will come."

Equities have been hit hard over worries of a war with Syria. The rout started late Monday following comments from U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that the United States has a moral obligation to act on Syria's chemical weapon attacks. Selling picked up steam Tuesday with the Dow plunging 170 points.

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Where to Invest in 2013: What Jim Rogers is Most Optimistic About

If you're looking for where to invest in 2013, know that the best investment opportunities often come from areas that are out of favor, giving them large potential upside.

That is what successful contrarian investors such as Jim Rogers and others do. They look for investments where people are rushing out of the 'doors' - creating bargain prices, as opposed to investments where people are clamoring to get into - creating rich valuations.

So far in 2013, one sector where investors have been rushing out of is the entire commodity space. This has created opportunities for sharp-eyed investors.

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Jim Rogers on Gold Prices 2013

With the yellow metal down about 14% this year, wouldn't it be great to get the scoop from famed investor Jim Rogers on gold prices in 2013- specifically, why they're down, and if investors should still bet on a long-term gold bull market?

We had a chance to ask Rogers those very questions last weekend.

Sunday evening, Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III spoke on the phone with Rogers - who was at his home in Singapore - in a wide-ranging discussion about gold, U.S. stocks, commodities and global central banks' "race to the bottom" - or, as Rogers calls it, "race to insanity."

In this exclusive interview, the legendary investment guru took us on a tour of the gold market, taking a close look at what's driven the past 12 years of gold price gains - and what will move the yellow metal going forward.

He also pointed out the one fundamental reason why gold prices fell recently...

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Jim Rogers Exclusive: It's a "Race to Insanity"

If you are invested in the lofty stock markets of the United States or Japan, legendary investor Jim Rogers has a message for you ...
Euphoric gains always lead to hangover pains - it's just a matter of when.
"This is artificial, as I've repeatedly said," Rogers told Money Morning during an exclusive interview Sunday night. "This is the first time in recorded history where nearly all the central banks in all countries are pumping out lots of money, debasing their currencies, printing money. I've never seen this in history, and now we've got everybody - or nearly everybody - doing it."
In a wide-ranging interview from his home in Singapore, Rogers warned that this "race to insanity" will likely do maximum damage to the global economy.
Here's why Rogers is highly "skeptical" that anything good will come of it...

Jim Rogers Exclusive: Once Gold Bottoms, We're Looking at "A Multi-Year Bull Market"

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Gold soared 650% from August 1999 to August 2011.
But it's down 24% from the $1,885 peak and in recent days has whipsawed gold investors in a way they haven't experienced in 30 years.
The bear market has gold bugs reaching for the Dramamine. But we reached for the telephone instead and dialed Singapore - and legendary investment guru Jim Rogers.
In his usual contrarian manner, Rogers said he sees the current correction as a buying opportunity.
Here's his take on where gold goes from here...

Jim Rogers' Prediction on Gold Prices Was Only Half of the Story

In October, legendary Quantum Fund manager Jim Rogers made a prediction about gold prices that left many gold bugs shaking their head.

Although Rogers admitted he wasn't going to be selling his hard assets, he predicted further consolidation and a near-term correction in the metals markets.

Predicting this short-term downturn, Rogers cautioned that gold had been on the rise for twelve consecutive years, a streak that was unparalleled. That was then.

This week, his prediction rang true as gold and silver prices took another huge hit. In the aftermath, gold prices are now down approximately 30% since reaching an all-time high in August 2011.

According to Rogers gold prices have even further to fall.

Jim Rogers: Hold on to Your Gold and Silver Coins

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Legendary investor Jim Rogers sees now as a great time to load up on gold and silver coins - and he's not alone.

A record 7.5 million ounces of silver coins were sold in January as investors hunted for a safe haven investment.

"You can't get [silver coins]. They sell out," Rogers, who owns a rare 2013 silver coin, said on Yahoo! Finance's "The Daily Ticker." "Several mints have run out of coins because everybody's worried about the future of the world."

And 150,000 ounces of American Eagle gold coins were sold in January, the highest monthly total since July 2010.

"Gold has been up 12 years in a row which is extremely unusual for anything," added Rogers. "A lot of speculators are rushing into gold right now. I'm not rushing into gold, but I'm certainly not selling it. If it goes down, I'm buying more."

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Jim Rogers on Election 2012: "A Pox on Both Their Houses'

Investing legend Jim Rogers says it doesn't matter who wins Election 2012.

In his view, both President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are equally bad.

"I repeat Shakespeare: A pox on both their houses as far as I'm concerned," Rogers said in a Breakout interview this week. "These are the guys who got us into this problem, so why does anybody think they will get us out?"

The "problem" to which Jim Rogers is referring to is the sluggish U.S. economy, dragged down by the huge $16 trillion federal debt and annual budget deficits in excess of $1 trillion.

Rogers predicted that regardless of who wins Election 2012, things won't get better.

"If Mr. Obama wins, his friends are gonna get more money. If Mr. Romney wins, his friends are gonna get more money. But you and I, and everybody watching this show are gonna be worse off because the debt's going to go higher, and the turmoil is gonna get worse."

Rogers blames both major parties for the nation's economic ills.

"All of them have gotten us into this situation," Rogers said. "Look at the last 50 years of American history. Republicans, Democrats, Republicans, Democrats .... It's not doing us any good. None of us are benefiting by what's been going on in Washington."

Jim Rogers is so down on U.S. politicians that he has absolutely no preference as to who wins the White House.

"I will vote the protest vote. I nearly always vote the protest vote," Rogers said without specifying which third-party might get his support.

In Rogers's view, a vote for either major party just perpetuates the problem.

"If they keep sending us turkeys, and we keep voting for turkeys, they'll send us more turkeys," he said.

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Jim Rogers On QE3, Gold, Silver and Oil

The U.S. Federal Reserve is ready to launch a third round of quantitative easing, dubbed QE3 or QE Forever - but legendary investor Jim Rogers is shaking his head.

In fact, Rogers said repeating the same program the Fed has already attempted will make policymakers "look like fools again."

In an interview with CNBC before the Fed's announcement, the chairman of Rogers Holdings said he was skeptical that additional stimulus measures could have any meaningful effect on the U.S. economy. He added that despite his reservations, he expected the Fed to unveil QE3.

The iconic financier also lashed out at the new developments in Europe, including a move from Germany last week to funnel taxpayer cash into the European Central Bank's OMT program, their own version of quantitative easing. Rogers maintained they are not addressing the root of the problems plaguing the Eurozone area.

On Europe's move to implement a euro version of QE, Rogers said it affords the Western world "unanimity towards mutual destruction."

Any relief will be temporary, warned Rogers.

"We're all going to pay a horrible price for this in a year or two or three," he said.

As for why the Fed will continue its ineffective stance of zero to 0.25% interest rates through at least mid-2015, and the tossing good money after bad, Rogers advised the reasons are simple.

It's an election year and "Mr. Bernanke wants to keep his job."

That's why Rogers is getting defensive with commodities.

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Why Jim Rogers is Investing in Farmland

Legendary Wall Street trader and best-selling author Jim Rogers recently offered this unconventional advice: If you want to get rich, you should be investing in farmland.

Don't laugh. Rogers is good at what he does. Really good.

Together with George Soros, he founded the Quantum Fund in the 1970s and posted returns of 4,200% over 10 years. Rogers retired in 1980 at the age of 37, but is still active as a private investor.

Back in 1999, Jim Rogers recommended gold when it was trading at $252 and silver at $4. You know what happened after that.

Now Rogers thinks investing in farmland will pay off in a big way.

"It's the farmers, the producers, who are going to be in the captain's seat when the prices go through the roof," he told The Australian Financial Review.

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Jim Rogers: "The Fed is Lying to Us"

Despite statements to the contrary, the U.S. Federal Reserve has continued to pump money into the economy, says investing legend Jim Rogers.

The resulting low interest rates and creeping inflation, he says, are destroying the wealth of millions.

"[Federal Reserve Chairman Ben] Bernanke said last August he was keeping interest rates artificially low," Rogers told Yahoo! Financeon Tuesday. "The only way you can do that is to go into the market."

As proof, Rogers pointed to the rise in the broad M2 measure of the U.S. money supply, which has increased more than 5% since the Fed's second quantitative easing program (QE2) ended on June 30, and 20% since November 2008.

"Since August - well, this whole year - the M2 has jumped up," Rogers said. "They're in the market. They're lying to us."

A well-known critic of the Fed who has called for it to be abolished, Rogers warned that the central bank's policies would lead to disaster.

"Right now what the Federal Reserve is doing is ruining an entire class of people in America," Rogers said. "The people who saved and invested for the past 10, 20, 30 years are now being ruined because interest rates are [too] low."

He added that if he were Fed chairman, he'd raise interest rates to slow down inflation.

In a separate interview with The Streetyesterday (Wednesday), Rogers said he considered the Fed to be the greatest risk to the U.S. economy in 2012.

"They don't seem to understand economics or finance or currencies or much of anything else except printing money," Rogers said.

Painful Remedies

The other major concern that Rogers has is the soaring federal debt, which recently passed $15 trillion.

"We are the largest debtor nation in the history of the world and the debts are going higher and higher by trillions, every two or three years," Rogers said. "We're all paying the price for it. And wait till 2013 - we're really going to pay the price."



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Jim Rogers Says New Greece Deal Can't Save Europe

Investing legend Jim Rogers said that although the latest Eurozone deal for Greece is more generous than he expected, it's not enough to solve Europe's problems.

"Politicians have delayed addressing the problem yet again," Rogers told Investment Week. "It will come back in a few weeks or a few months and the world will still have the same problem, but this time only worse because the European Central Bank and other countries will be deeper in debt."

The deal European leaders hammered out on Thursday includes boosting the region's rescue fund to $1.4 trillion (1 trillion euros) and asking bondholders to take a voluntary 50% haircut on Greek debt.

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How to Profit in Any Kind of Market

When it comes to the global financial crisis, many so-called "experts" think the worst is behind us. But I don't buy it.

And I'm not alone.

Just look at what some other big-name investors - each also known for their independent thinking - are saying or doing right now:

  • Bond king Bill Gross is nervous and raising cash.
  • Author, commentator and global-markets guru Jim Rogers has repeatedly said that he's not investing in stocks anywhere in the world right now.
  • Hedge-fund heavyweight John Paulson is moving aggressively into gold.
  • And investing icon Warren Buffett - never one known for tipping his hand - is candidly stating that the U.S. financial-crisis cleanup is far from complete. The fact that he's reportedly buying more shares of Korean steel dynamo Posco (NYSE ADR: PKX) would punctuate this point.
Indeed, entire nations - I'm thinking specifically of China, India, Brazil, Chile and one or two others - are adopting similar stances. And they're doing so for the same risk-fearing reasons. They want to grow their money but they don't want to place it at risk any more than we do.

This kind of uncertainty can be paralyzing, making it tough to decide where - or even if - we should deploy our investments.

Fortunately, we've been here before. And what we learned will allow us to profit no matter what the financial future holds for the U.S. marketplace.

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