Jim Rogers was a partner of George Soros. Jim has a net worth of over $300 million. He wrote books predicting the boom in commodity prices since the 1990s and has been a China bull since at least 1984.
Compared to the yuan’s value in 2005 (when it was 8.3 to 1 US $), Rogers expects it to appreciate by as much as 500 percent in the future. This would be about 1.7 to 1 US$.
Rogers went as far as to suggest that the renminbi might become the new currency of reserve within our lifetimes.
Nextbigfuture had been expecting the yuan to appreciate to about 3.0 to 1 US$ over the next 8 years or so. This would be about a 250% move. It would be to about the level of purchasing power parity.
Year US$ (DEC alternative conversion factor) US$ (official exchange rate) 1981 2.52 1.7050 1985 2.94 2.9366 1990 5.23 4.7832 1994 8.6187 8.6187 2000 8.2784 8.278 2005 8.1943 8.1943 2013 6.12
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