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World Wide Economic Depression, Maybe Its Time to Become a Farmer?

Commodities / Great Depression II Dec 18, 2009 - 06:42 PM GMT

By: Charles_Maley

Commodities

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJim Rogers, if nothing else, has no axe to grind when he shares his observations on the markets. Unlike most of the Wall Street analyst, he actually does some serious homework on his investment themes. For example, between January 1, 1999 and January 5, 2002, Rogers traveled through 116 countries, covering 245,000 kilometers, seeing what was going on in the world first hand.


In 1998, Jim Rogers founded the Rogers International Commodity Index. In 2007, the index and its 3 sub-indices were linked to exchange-traded notes under the banner ELEMENTS. The notes track the total return of the indices as an accessible way to invest in the index.

Rogers is an outspoken advocate of agriculture investments and, in addition to the Rogers Commodity Index, is involved with two direct, farmland investment funds – Agrifirma (based in Brazil) and Agcapita Farmland Investment Partnership (based in Canada).

Here is a recent interview from Jim on CNBC. In the video he also comments on gold, the dollar, and World Economies in general:

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Jim
24 Jan 10, 14:54
Theory Of The Current State Of The Planet 2010

What if the economy is not the problem but overpopulation is? The fall of the economy is a direct result of too many people and not enough resources. There are two billion people in the world that live in poor conditions. It would make more sense to have less people and a higher standard of living for everybody. This could be done in a voluntary peaceful manner. Nobody wants to deal with this huge problem because it is tabu.


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