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Jim Rogers “Commodities Cycle Won’t Be Over For Years”. Gold Is Good, Agricultural Commodities Better

Posted by AGORACOM at 11:48 AM on Monday, October 12th, 2009

As you all know, the AGORACOM blog has been a big fan of Jim Rogers since we began publishing, so when he speaks, we listen.  Rogers was featured on Yahoo Monday morning and had some interesting comments on commodities that go far beyond gold.  I’d give you the highlights but I would be doing you a disservice by not directing you to watch the entire 5-minute video.

For those of you who simply don’t invest in commodities and don’t have the time to buy or expertise to buy sugar futures, physical gold, etc do not despair – Rogers advises that ETF’s are the best way to go for most investors.  To this end, he is most bullish on agricultural commodities.

Grab a cup of coffee, kick your feet up and watch the following:



Posted by AGORACOM at 5:59 PM on Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

In a recent survey, we asked AGORACOM members if they would like us to launch ETF Forums.  227 members responded in about 24 hours (thank-you!) and here are the highlights:

  • 59.2% would like us to launch ETF Forums
  • 16.1% don’t know what an ETF is

The three most popular ETF’s were as follows (members could choose more than one)

  • 58.7% want a Gold Long ETF Forum
  • 45.3% want an Oil Long ETF Forum
  • 40.7% want a Gold Short ETF Forum

Interestingly, the least desired ETF Forum was anything Short US Indexes.  The responses came just before the hot month of March, so was this a sign investors did not think US Indexes could go any shorter?

In any event, some great information here.  Looks like you’ll see ETF Forums on AGORACOM Shortly!