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One World, One Bank, One Currency
Banking sector | Forex Trading | August 22, 2014

After QE to infinity since 2008, printing another $3 trillion+ won’t be politically feasible. The specter of sovereign debt crisis suggests urgency for new liquidity sources, bigger than those that central banks can provide, the next time a liquidity crisis strikes. The logic leads from one world to one bank to one currency for the planet.

Six Myths About Money and Inflation
Inflation | August 22, 2014

Its a myth that increasing aggregate demand through increasing the money supply will lead to more spending, higher employment, increased production & a higher overall standard of living. Here are 6 of the most prevalent economic myths about money & inflation that appear time and again in the mainstream media.

Alternative Measures Suggest Weaker Economy
Streettalklive | US Economy | August 22, 2014

In an economy where activity is beginning to surge, the prices of commodities also pick up, as demand for these increases. Rising economic activity leads to demand for credit & so interest rates also increase. But this is hardly the case, which increases risk of disappointment in months ahead which could be negative for markets.

Copper and Aluminum Rally on Supply Deficit
Base Metal Trading | Copper Trading | August 21, 2014

Copper prices have been rebounding as demand for copper expands to a record in China & use in the U.S. climbs to the highest since 2009. Global copper inventories have fallen by almost half this year & are near the lowest since 2008. Aluminum rose to the highest in 18 months as global production trails consumption.

Could Dollar lose its status as the Reserve Currency Status?
US Dollar | August 21, 2014

For a currency to have international reserve status, the related assets must be useable with minimal transaction-price impact & have relatively stable values in times of stress. Financial stability reforms can, alongside fiscal prudence, help protect the safety & liquidity of sovereign assets & can hence play a crucial role for reserve-currency status.

The Housing Bubble's Silver Lining
Housing and Mortgage | August 21, 2014

All bubbles eventually pop–not just in housing, but in tech employment, and every other bubble in which the participants are absolutely confident that the bubble is not a bubble and the good times will roll essentially forever. If we’re left with some renovated buildings and new shelter in practical locales, we can count our blessings.

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