JimRogersWarnsSyriaWarAnd "MarketPanic" ToSendGold "Much, MuchHigher"
Astute investor, JimRogers has warned overnight in an interview with Tara Joseph of Reuters that oil and gold will go much, much higher” due to “market panic” regarding Syria and the coming “end of free money”:
JimRogers: Well, Tara, I ownoil, I owngold, 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’regonnagomuch, muchhigher. Stocks are gonna go down, some of the markets that I’m sure are already going down, commodities are gonna go up. I mean, yeah, some of the things I own all make a lot of money. It’s, I’m not particularly keen on war, I assure you, but it sounds like they want it.
Tara Joseph:Isyourmainconcernaboutsupplychaindisruptionsforoil? Isthatwherewe’llseethebiggestmoves?
JimRogers: Well, that’s where we’ll see huge moves but the problemwithwar, Tara, is — and I’m not the first to know this — no matterhowwelltheplans are made, strangethingshappeninwarandwhoknowswhatunintendedconsequenceswill come. But I do know that throughout history whenever you had war, things like food prices have gone up a lot, energy prices have gone up a lot, copper price, lead prices: you know, all of these things go up a lot whenever there’s been a war in the past.
TJ: Meanwhile, moving farther to the Far East, we’re seeing of a mini crisis around Asia. The Fed stimulus unwinding really affecting confidence in India and Indonesia in particular. Do you think this is a short-term blip or do you think these countries face very rough waters ahead?
Jim Rogers: Of course they face rough waters ahead, Tara. You know, India and Indonesia – Turkey too, which is part of Asia – all of them have huge balance of trade deficits, which they’ve been able to finance with all this artificial free money that’s been floating around. Now, the artificial sea of liquidity is going to end some day and when it ends, all the people depending on this free money and this sea of liquidity are gonna suffer. Whether its this week or this year or next year, they’re all going to suffer.
TJ: We’re already, though, Jim seeing sort of the unwinding of what happens when there’s fears of that stimulus coming out. What’s next for these countries? Where does it go from here?
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