Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Jim Rogers: Buy the Euro and the Swiss Franc in 2012

Apparently, despite all the talks about a currency crisis in Europe, I'm not the only one to think the Euro may be a buy in 2012, as Jim Rogers was interviewed on CNBC on the 3rd of January 2012 saying he would consider investing in the European currency along with the Swiss Franc. The main reasons he wants to invest in the Euro are the large short position in the Euro and the fact that it is an election year in France, so they will probably do something (spend money or monetize the debt) to make the market feel better for a while. However, he believes this would be a terrible mistake and we'll have to pay the price in 2013-2014.
I'm also worried about the Japanese Yen, as in the last few month they had a trade deficit. If this persists, it would be negative for the Yen. I suppose Jim Rogers plans to convert some of his Japanese Yen holdings into Euro and CHF.

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