Thursday, December 20, 2007

Jim Rogers: Hog wild in China

Update: This article is now available online. See updated link to Fortune magazine.

Investor Jim Rogers appears in the latest issue of Fortune magazine to share his views on China, commodities, and emerging markets, and offers up an excerpt from his new book, A Bull in China.

Unfortunately, we can't see the article online just yet, but you can check it out at the newsstand or just wait until Fortune makes the full current issue available online (which should happen when the next issue comes out). I have read the article, so let me give you a quick little summary from memory.

Of course, Rogers is bullish as ever on the future of China and his family has recently picked up and moved from New York to Singapore in order to be closer to the action.

He offers some tips for those looking to buy shares of Chinese companies, and mentions some specific leading companies by name in an excerpt from his new book.

He is also still bullish on agricultural commodities, citing sugar and cotton as top picks, as well as his reasoning for favoring these commodities.

In contrast to yesterday's post highlighting investor James Passin and his bullish quest through the frontier markets, Rogers says that he has sold out of all his emerging market investments, except for those in China.

He feels that the emerging markets theme has become over exploited, what with "thousands of MBAs" flying around the globe looking for companies to buy. Rogers is holding on to most of his Chinese shares, but reiterates that he will be forced to sell if a bubble fully develops.

For more, check out the latest issue of Fortune or check back later on Fortune's website to view the issue online. Plus, see all of our Jim Rogers posts with a simple blog search.