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Jim Rogers: Bearish on Gold, Bullish on Chinese Yuan

Adventure Capitalist Jim Rogers was in Beijing, China, this week and offered up a couple predictions during an interview.

He predicts the Chinese yuan (CNY) will be on par (that’s 1:1, everyone) with the U.S. dollar in less than 25 years, and will only continue its progress of becoming a freely convertible currency, helping to further strengthen it to world reserve status.

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As Rogers has said in most every interview, he still believes China is the most important country in the world in the 21st century.

His outlook on gold, however, was a bit grimmer… but there is an upside. Rogers thinks gold may not find support until US$1,000/oz, but once it does he predicts it could move all the way to US$1,500/oz. Rogers isn’t buying any gold now, but once the US$1,000/oz price level is reached he’ll jump back into the market.

As Rogers is famous for often saying, “I try not to make it a habit of buying appreciating assets…”

Today, gold is hovering slightly below US$1,200/oz. At this level, gold could be a loser for 2014—in January the price was slightly above US$1,200/oz.

It’s been a tough year for the silver investors, too. Silver kicked off 2014 at US$19.37/oz and is now trying to fight its way back from a 5-year low of US$15.66/oz, now struggling to breathe at US$16.53/oz.

H/T: Want China Times