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Jim Rogers prefers oil over gold right now

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    Jim Rogers prefers oil over gold right now

Oil vs Gold

Other commodities rose last week. The Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index of 19 commodities advanced 4.17 points, or 1.9 percent, to 227.88.

Investor Jim Rogers said he prefers oil over gold as he believes the International Monetary Fund will sell its reserves following the recent rally in the precious metal.

“The IMF is trying to sell its gold,” Rogers, chairman of Singapore-based Rogers Holdings, said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. “The IMF is one of the largest holders of gold so you’ve got this huge supply overhang.”

Oil demand will shrink by 2.8 percent this year as worldwide gross domestic product declines by 1.4 percent, according to the IEA, the adviser to 28 consuming countries. The organization had until now assumed the global economy would expand in 2009.

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