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Calling the Japan quake "a terrible tragedy," Jim Rogers says the panic represents a buying...

Calling the Japan quake "a terrible tragedy," Jim Rogers says the panic represents a buying opportunity in, what else ... commodities. With nuclear plants shut down, Japan will have to import more oil and gas, and the rebuilding effort will lead the next great surge in copper demand. JJC -1.3%, COPX -0.9%.
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  • expoliticaljunkie
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    If he weren't such a broken record, I would listen to him more often.
    14 Mar 2011, 01:26 PM Reply Like
  • director
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    Jimmy......wakeup the nuclear reactors are made with stainless steel and other exotic materials not copper..... as to the repair and rebuilding of homes maybe but I would bet plastic...
    14 Mar 2011, 01:32 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    The nat gas frenzy vs. the uranium/nuclear panic is amusing. I might point out that nat gas (LNG) has significant issues in terms of storage and distribution when considering massive earthquakes and aftershocks, including tsunamis. The cryo containment for LNG can breach and provide very damaging explosions. LNG is not propane - it has a much lower boiling point and requires specially-insulated tanks, practical to ship or store in very large volumes. When there is another Cleveland 1944 with a leveling of 1 square mile replicated several times over from a massive quake can we compare that to a dual cooling system failure at an aging nuclear plant in Japan?
    14 Mar 2011, 01:52 PM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Looks to me like there are going to be lots of "used" Japanese autos for sale in Mexico
    14 Mar 2011, 01:54 PM Reply Like
  • rubberoptions
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    Japan is right hand drive, there ain't gonna be much use for right hand drive auto's in Tijuana, amigo.
    14 Mar 2011, 06:11 PM Reply Like
  • rubberoptions
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    Prof Rogers may be correct; but it's a question of timing. if Prof Rogers pays 100% cash and wait out another 2-3 years, I agree that the market meltdown presents an opportunity. but for investors on margin, the market has more room for further downside. Prof. Rogers collects a fee and since he's using other people's money, no sweat !
    14 Mar 2011, 06:14 PM Reply Like
  • mistermarin
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    Contaminated Japanese recycled steel polluting everything in the world.
    16 Mar 2011, 04:17 PM Reply Like
  • rubberoptions
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    will 3000 deg C in the furnace alter the molecular structure of radioactive particles on re-bar's? furnaces recycling scrap metal have seen worse; such as hand greanades and unexploded mortar rounds or artillery shells?
    16 Mar 2011, 07:02 PM Reply Like
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