2011-03-18

Jim Rogers buying the dollar with a target of 20% rise

Jim Rogers was interviewed on TechTicker, and he explains why he is bullish on the Dollar:
[...] 
Rogers, who is currently long the yen, notes that the dollar has been declining despite events that would normally trigger a global flight to safety.

He says that if the dollar holds here it could rally as much as 20%, but "if it goes down 3% or 4% from here, I would have to sell and get out and hope I'm still solvent."

Rogers sees a decline in the dollar to historic "multi-multi decade new lows" as a long-term inevitability, but says the time frame for a collapse in the greenback may be sooner than previously thought.

"Somewhere along the line we're going to have a tipping point for the dollar, then it's all over," he offered. "I thought it would happen in a few years; maybe it's going to happen in a few weeks."
Given that Jim Rogers's putting his solvency at stake here, it might be meaning that he is extremely confident about his bet, and that the size of it is probably quite big.

Full Disclosure: I am long the USD against the EUR

2 comments:

Dave Narby said...

Hope he waited until today, because it looks like they front-ran him!

Seriously though, I bet we see a 'surprise' dollar rally. Further negative developments in Japan will likely be the catalyst, but it's due for a substantial bounce here regardless.

Dan said...

Thank you for the link!
It is always interesting to hear from the market gurus, how they think and move their money.