George Soros Interview in June - a 'Must Watch if You Have Wealth to Protect'

By: Ian Campbell | Mon, Aug 27, 2012
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Why read , watch, listen, and think hard about: Because it is clearly worth while to listen to an address delivered by George Soros this past June, and then think hard about what he says. Reflect on what has happened in the Eurozone in the past two months by way of both events and progress in crisis-solving, in circumstances where Mr. Soros says in his address he believed in June the following three months were very important ones for Eurozone politicians to 'get ahead of the curve'.

Commentary: If you see yourself as someone who 'thinks for yourself', you have wealth to protect, and you have not previously watched the referenced video, I strongly recommend you now spend over one hour with George Soros. I particularly recommend this given that he delivered this address in June, and because I believe we are now getting to the point where we can see the lights of the train as it comes ever closer to where we are standing on the Eurozone (and world) economic track.

In particular, I suggest you listen to what Mr. Soros says when he discusses at:

This is potential contagion at a different level than I have been focused on, in circumstances where I have been focused on contagion problems I think may be faced by investment banks and hedge funds should the Eurozone be materially altered or, at an extreme, break up;

When listening to Mr. Soros, I suggest you do not dismiss what he says on the basis that he is a 'vested interest' speaker who is simply saying what he says to influence the financial markets, and hence put more money in his pocket. Mr. Soros acumen and financial success is the reason he ought to be listened to - in circumstances where at his age I suggest it is extremely unlikely he is prepared to 'risk his reputation' by saying something he does not believe, simply to make a few more dollars.

In summary, I consider Mr. Soros's address one of the best I have listened to in the past two years. Nothing he said left me with any changed attitudes or views from those I have expressed in this Newsletter over the past six months.

Topical Reference: Awesome: Watch George Soros' Epic Speech On The Euro Crisis, from Business Insider, Sam Ro, August 24, 2012 - reading time 3 minutes, full transcript reading time 30 minutes, video watching time 1 hour and 12 minutes - of which about 48 minutes is Mr. Soros' address, and the balance is questions and answers.

 


 

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