Commodity Prices to go Higher if a War Breaks out in The Middle East – I own more Gold than I do Dollars
“I will tell you, the whole Middle East situation is unbelievable. I cannot think of many times in history where you have so much just pure, pure chaos by so many people. I mean, it’s not as though there are one or two people making mistakes in the Middle East, there must be a dozen people making mistakes in the Middle East, and unfortunately, they are coming together more and more.
I’ve got to sit down and figure out how this is going to end, because it looks like it could end in a very, very bad way for all of us. Wars start when bureaucrats make mistakes and then other bureaucrats react to those mistakes and then next thing you know, you have eight or ten bureaucrats sending 18 year old kids to kill each other, and it’s very worrisome what’s happening”
“War is not good for anything, anything at all, except commodities. I’m not going to say buy commodities because you don’t want to start a war, but if there’s going to be a war, it usually means commodity prices go higher”
“I’m not buying rice and sugar at the moment but some of these things are down a lot from their all-time highs. There’s potential opportunities out there.”
Transcribed from interviews on Jim Rogers Talks Markets
Jim Rogers: I own more Gold than I do Dollars
“Well, I own gold, I own some gold. I don’t think that’s what’s going to be the safe haven at the moment; it could be, I mean, if war breaks out, of course, a lot of people are going to flee into gold, and I’ll be buying more gold at 1,500 or you pick the number, and happy to get it. No, if the world reverts to the US dollar, the US dollar goes higher, often, not always, but often, gold goes down when the dollar goes up. People be fleeing to the dollar, they think it’s the better safe haven. So I would prefer – I own more gold than I do dollars, at the moment, I’m not sure I own more dollars than I do gold, at the moment, expecting the dollar to go higher, which will put more pressure on gold. But I’m not selling my gold; I am hedged with my gold. I’m doing nothing at the moment.” – via www.midasletter.com