Jim Rogers on Oil, Gold and the Biggest US Bubble

Friday, 26 Mar 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

Debate on the scope and risks of the US health care plan still rages even as Pres. Obama unveiled a $14 billion plan to help homeowners. And the impact of a Greek bailout on the Eurozone economies is still a question.

Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings, offered CNBC more insights into American and global markets.

Commodities More Attractive Than Currencies
With paper currencies so unstable at the moment, commodities is the way to go. Which ones? The cheapest, says Jim Rogers, chairman of Rogers Holdings and author of 'A Gift to My Children'. He mentions silver and others with CNBC's Anna Edwards & Chloe Cho.

"All governments around the world are debasing their currencies," he declared.

"There may come a time when we all have to have all of our money in real assets."

"I certainly own gold," he said. But he pointed out the precious metal's "extremely strong" moves since 2009: "Anything that goes up that far that fast should consolidate and rest."

"I like to buy what's cheapest. Silver is cheaper than gold, on a historical basis; natural gas is cheaper than oil."

"We see more and more speculation in oil and gold. And in these times, it's usually best to step back and let others speculate."

Rogers reiterated his take on the "two biggest bubbles in the world" right now — US Treasurys and Chinese real estate:

"There's no question that the United States government's long bond is a bubble."

"In particular, Hong Kong real estate is nuts," he added.

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