Jim Rogers says global trade war making his bearish view even darker

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Veteran investor Jim Rogers is already predicting the worst bear market for stocks in his lifetime. And that's before you figure in a trade war.

"The next bear market is going to be the worst in my lifetime — just because of the debt — but if we also have a trade war, it's going to be worse than a disaster," Rogers, the 75-year-old chairman of Rogers Holdings Inc, said in a Moscow interview. "I'm extremely concerned. I've read enough history and been through enough markets to know that trade wars are usually a disaster."

Rogers spoke as the prospects for a full-blown trade spat looked to be increasing. President Donald Trump plans as much as $60 billion of tariffs on Chinese products as early as this week to swat Beijing for alleged intellectual-property theft, according to two people familiar with the matter. Meanwhile, China is preparing to hit back with levies aimed at industries and states where Trump's supporters are found,
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