Category: Currency Wars

April 20, 2011 Category: Currency Wars

Diversifying with Foreign Currencies: 9 Currencies That Are Outperforming the U.S. Dollar

In this article, I will introduce the concept of using foreign currencies for savings diversification and will discuss nine currencies that have outperformed the U.S. Dollar.

March 23, 2011 Category: Currency Wars

7 Economic Consequences of a Dollar Collapse

What would happen if the U.S. Dollar were suddenly dropped as the world’s reserve currency? Here are 7 economic consequences of a dollar collapse.

March 2, 2011 Category: Currency Wars

Why the Dollar’s Reign Is Near an End – WSJ

For decades the dollar has served as the world’s main reserve currency, but, argues Barry Eichengreen, it will soon have to share that role. Here’s why—and what it will mean for international markets and companies.

January 15, 2011 Category: Currency Wars

Chinese president: It’s time to dump the dollar

On the eve of a U.S. visit, Chinese President Hu Jintao made the boldest statement yet on the future of the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency, calling the current global monetary exchange system “a product of the past” while promoting his own country’s currency as a replacement.

August 25, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

Getting Ready For A Dollar Collapse? (Wall Street Journal)

Could the Federal Reserve’s decision to restart its quantitative easing program trigger a dollar collapse?

July 16, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

Competing currency being accepted across Mid-Michigan

Right now, you can buy a meal or visit a chiropractor without using actual U.S. legal tender. They sound like real money and look like real money. But you can’t take them to the bank because they’re not made at a government mint. They’re made at private mints.

June 30, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

UN report: Abandon the U.S. dollar

A new United Nations report released on Tuesday calls for abandoning the U.S. dollar as the main global reserve currency, saying it has been unable to safeguard value.
“The dollar has proved not to be a stable store of value, which is a requisite for a stable reserve currency,” the U.N. World Economic and Social Survey 2010 said.

June 23, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

Merrill Lynch: "Gold Will Hit $1,400/oz by 2012"

Merrill Lynch metals analysts maintain gold will hit a US$1,500 per ounce target by the end of next year as investor demand pushes gold prices higher.
In research published Monday, analysts Michael Widmer, Francisco Blanch, and Alex Tonks are predicting average gold price forecasts of US$1,200/oz this year, $1,350/oz in 2011, and $1,400/oz in 2012, up from $1110/oz, $1179/oz and $1109/oz. respectively.

June 21, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

Another Record High for Gold: $1265/oz

Gold rose to a record in London and New York as other commodities gained on speculation demand for raw materials will increase and as investors bought the metal to protect wealth from Europe’s financial turbulence.

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Gold to Jump to Record $1,300 as Investors Shun Euro

Gold may climb to a record $1,300 an ounce this year as investment demand shifts from the euro and the dollar, said Bruce Ikemizu at Standard Bank Plc.

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Canada’s economy is suddenly the envy of the world

Canada thinks it can teach the world a thing or two about dodging financial meltdowns.
The 20 world leaders at an economic summit in Toronto next weekend will find themselves in a country that has avoided a banking crisis where others have floundered, and whose economy grew at a 6.1 percent annual rate in the first three months of this year. The housing market is hot and three-quarters of the 400,000 jobs lost during the recession have been recovered.

June 18, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

Central banks join gold rush

Foreign banks and investors alike have been flocking to the precious metal over the last year, sending it soaring to record highs.

June 16, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

Russia to Buy Canadian, Aussie Dollars for First Time

Russia may add the Australian and Canadian dollars to its international reserves for the first time after fluctuations in the U.S. dollar and euro.

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Treasury Dept: China’s US govt debt holdings hit 2010 high

China’s holdings of US debt climbed to the highest level this year, the US Treasury said Tuesday even as Beijing stepped up attacks on the United States for its burgeoning debt.

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Nightmare vision for Europe as EU chief warns ‘democracy could disappear’ in Greece, Spain and Portugal

Democracy could ‘collapse’ in Greece, Spain and Portugal unless urgent action is taken to tackle the debt crisis, the head of the European Commission has warned.

June 11, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

Jim Rogers: Now May Be the Time to Buy the Euro

Everybody is so bearish about the euro that it looks like now is a good time to buy the single European currency, famous investor Jim Rogers told CNBC Thursday.

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As Gold Hits Record, Central Banks in Focus

Gold’s surge to a record sparked speculation that central banks may be stepping up purchases of the precious metal. Tuesday, gold contracts for June delivery rose $4.70, or 0.4%, to $1,244 a troy ounce, a record settlement price on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange.

June 10, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

UBS Forecasts: Gold, the ‘ultimate currency,’ to hit $1,500

AG said today in a report that projects prices will hit $1,500 (U.S.) an ounce in the next 12 months and says anything below $1,200 represents a buying opportunity.

June 7, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

Top Central Banks Not Planning Shift Out of Euro

Some of the world’s richest central banks will not stop investing in the euro, supporting its reserve status, despite the sovereign debt crisis hammering the euro zone’s currency, government sources said.

June 3, 2010 Category: Currency Wars

Fed’s Hoenig lays out plan to hike interest rates

Thomas Hoenig, the president of the Kansas City Federal Reserve bank, laid out on Thursday his proposed plan to take short-term interest rates from near-zero to 4.5%. In a speech in Bartlesville, Okla., Hoenig said the country pays a high cost for low interest rates, suggesting that the financial crisis stemmed from the very low interest rates of 2002-2005.