Jim Rogers is not only one of the most successful investors of our era, he’s also an avid scholar of history.
Seeing that the world is buried under an unprecedented mountain of debt that is requiring more and more central planner intervention to keep from imploding on itself, Jim says history is clear on what happens next.
A clearing of the debt either via massive default, or destruction of the currency it’s denominated in.
He looks into the future and sees a terrible reckoning ahead; one he predicts will be “the worst economic crisis of my lifetime” — and Jim is 78 years old.
So where should investors look to preserve the purchasing power of their wealth against what’s coming?
Jim highly recommends precious metals and other commodities as an important part of the solution.
As an overall index, commodities are the cheapest they’ve ever been vs the general stock market in over half a century:
Like many of the previous guest experts on our program, Jim maintains the near-term environment will be one of the most challenging times to invest in our lives.
“I caution all of you, it’s been 11 years since we’ve had a serious bear market… and I would suggest to you that maybe next time when we have a serious bear market it’s going to be the worst in my lifetime,” Rogers told an international forum hosted by Russia.
Additionally, as RT reports, while the coronavirus outbreak triggered the deepest crisis in decades, “overreacting” politicians have only exacerbated the situation, Rogers said.
“This is probably the worst [crisis] that I have seen in my lifetime, because everything collapsed and you had politicians and media and everybody overreacting in my view, and everybody closed down,” he told the 12th annual ‘Russia Calling’ Investment Forum in Moscow, when asked if he sees any parallels with previous financial crises.
“We’ve had many epidemics in history, but never before did they close McDonalds, never before did they close all the airlines,” Rogers noted, adding that this overreaction has ruined many economies and the lives of many people.