Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Jim Rogers: Dark Stock Age for U.S.

Dark Age for Stocks in America Very Possible say Jim Rogers

Jim Rogers recently talked about something that has been on the minds of a number of stock investors, economists and analysts around the world, and that is whether or not stocks in the U.S. could be poised to continue on into a similar dark age of performance as Japan's stocks have been for years.

Rogers stated stocks in the U.S. could overall drop in value all the way up to 2030. One metric Rogers uses for the current situation is the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which over the last 10 years has actually fallen in value by 9 percent, from 11,497 to 10,428 during that time. He says he wouldn't be surprised to see this go on for ten to twenty more years.

For Japan's part, their Nikkei experienced an all-time high of 38,957 in December 2008, and today stands at about 18,300, and not even close to beginning to recover its value.

If you don't think this could happen to the U.S., Rogers cites a period of time starting in 1964 where the stock market didn't grow at all, and was the same price through 1982. Adding the strong inflation in that time and value was diminished even further, said Rogers.

Dark Age for Stocks in America Very Possible say Jim Rogers

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