Jim Rogers needs little introduction.
He's the man behind the Quantum Fund - one that saw a gain of 42-hundred percent in ten years - the successful hedge funds of all time.
Jim is an investing legend, best-selling author and a Guinness World Record holder.
When he speaks, smart investors listen. So, we're here to listen to him this morning... live in the studio with me Mr. Jim Rogers.
Jim, a very warm welcome to the program.
If I remember correctly, you were one of the very first in the world - and you told me this in person in your home in Singapore - to pinpoint North Korea as an attractive investment destination.
That was more than four years ago. Denuclearization talks have not been successful enough to open up investment or business opportunities for investors like yourself to tap into the North Korean market. How are you coping with the situation? Is this part of the world still an attractive investment destination for you?
You recently raised a red flag for the Japanese economy. You offloaded all of your Japanese shares. Why is that? How do you foresee the trade flare up between Seoul and Tokyo to impact the two economies?
How hopeful are you about the South Korean economy?
Amid the global economic downturn - the IMF cut the global growth forecast again to 3-percent down from 3-point-3 percent predicted in the spring - South Korea's economic growth has been slowing.
You not only understand but can really read between the boom and bust of the global business cycle. Amid escalating trade tensions, what should we be bracing for in the next couple of months? What should we be on the look out for? Where do you think things are going?
What are the two or three things that make you take notice of an investment opportunity - anything from valuations, underperformance or bad headlines?
To a legendary investor like yourself, what markets, sectors or technologies right now jump out at you? Where have you been making new investments lately?
What do you believe are the most compelling opportunities in markets today?
Finally, this one for all the aspiring to-be Jim Rogers out there, when you launched the Quantum Fund in the late 1970s, obviously the world was a completely different one and a lot of the technology we take for granted now when we're buying or researching assets did not exist.
If you were just starting out in today's world, would you start a hedge fund or would you rather do something else? What would you do?
Jim Rogers, an investment legend, Indiana Jones of finance, best-selling author and many, many wonderful things to describe you, but for Arirang TV and especially for me, one of my favorite interviewees ever, Jim Rogers... many thanks to you for taking the time to come to our studio this morning and for our valuable insights.
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