Jim Rogers: Play This Rally With Commodities

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 8:59 PM ET

The Dow and S&P 500 may have hit their highest levels since 2008 on Tuesday, butJim Rogers , CEO and Chairman of Rogers Holdings, is still staying away from stocks. Instead, he told “The Kudlow Report” he’s playing the rally with commodities.

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“You see what’s happening to gold … Oil went down today, yes, but oil’s been going through the roof,” he said. “There are other ways to play. They’re printing a lot of money, Larry. When they print money, you have to protect yourself with real assets in the end.”

Rogers says things are “fine” right now because it’s an election year, not only in the U.S. but around the world, and that means governments are spending and printing money. It’s the future he’s concerned about.

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“Worry about 2013. Be panicked bout 2014,” Rogers said. “But this year a lot of good news is coming out.”

If President Obama wins the election, everybody’s going to say “Oh My God,” he said. If Obama loses, everyone is going to have to cut back because the president has “gone to excess” to try to win the election.

Right now, Rogers thinks it looks like Obama is going to win.

“I don’t want him to win. It’s not good for America. But it’s hard to defeat a sitting president,” he said. “And he’s spending a lot of money. Things are going to feel good this year just because he’s throwing money into the market and into the economy.”

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  • Lawrence Kudlow is a CNBC senior contributor. Previously, Kudlow was anchor of CNBC's prime-time program "The Kudlow Report"