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The Strong Dollar Could Turn on a Dime
US Dollar | April 15, 2015

Right now capital is flowing into the United States, away from these other countries, partly because the expectation of stronger growth and stronger rates. That’s why the dollar is stronger today. But will US rates actually go up in 2015? If no, and I believe it is so, then the current strong dollar trend could turn violently on a dime.

Is the US Dollar Rally Nearing Its End?
US Dollar | March 31, 2015

Past dollar rallies of this type have mostly seen a dollar appreciation of around 20% & lasted from under a year, meaning the current rally is already extended. Also, disappointing U.S. economic data is mounting and being largely ignored. Valuations suggest that the U.S. dollar may now be the world’s most overvalued currency.

Will Gold Win Out Against the US Dollar?
Gold Trading | US Dollar | March 31, 2015

Gold is money, the best store of wealth millennia of human experience have devised, and more and more people are recognizing this. Pretty much everywhere but in the US, gold is up, not down. Of course, there’s a good chance that there’ll be more sell-offs before the gold bull resumes its charge… but they should be regarded as opportunities.

Trading the Parabolic Dollar
US Dollar | March 17, 2015

The US dollar has been rocketing higher on the incredible divergence of major central-bank policies. While the Fed’s first rate-hike in 9 years looms, ECB has started aggressively monetizing sovereign debt first time ever. Resulting yield differential has catapulted the USD parabolic, portending a major reversal & fantastic trading opportunity.

Why It Matters If the Dollar Is the Reserve Currency
US Dollar | March 11, 2015

The causes of threat to the US dollar as a reserve currency are the policies of the Fed itself. There is no conspiracy to attack the dollar by other countries. A loss of demand for holding the US dollar as a reserve currency would mean that trillions of dollars held overseas could flow back into the US, causing either inflation, recession, or both.

European Debt Crisis
Eurozone | Forex Trading | February 28, 2015

A revolt against previously-agreed austerity packages by any of these other states would have untold ramifications not only for the future of the Eurozone, but the euro itself. In the wake of this episode, the status of the euro as money is likely to be increasingly questioned, not just in the foreign exchanges, but by its users as well.

Will China's Currency Peg Be the Next to Fall?
China | Forex Trading | February 13, 2015

A pegged currency rises & falls against other currencies along with the underlying currency. As the dollar weakened from 2010 to mid-2014, China’s Renminbi weakened along with it. Now that the USD has gained 16% in less than a year, that’s dragging the RMB / Yuan higher with it, making China’s goods less competitive outside the US.

Reasons Why Trading Currencies Is Now The Most Difficult Since Lehman
Forex Trading | Zerohedge | February 11, 2015

Feel like trading FX has become next to impossible, with massive, gaping bid-ask spreads, strange “tractor beams” at key technical point in major pairs, completely unexpected stop loss runs & central banks behind every corner? Don’t worry you are not alone. It hasn’t been this difficult to trade currencies since the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

Is Russia Planning a Gold-Based Currency?
Forex Trading | Gold Trading | February 6, 2015

Repercussions of Russia on a gold-exchange standard would be immense. A gold standard would be politically appealing, transforming ruble to a formidable currency & reducing outflows significantly. As a pro-gold stance is anti-dollar, speculation about how US would react raises questions of whether an all-out currency war would follow.

How to Position Your Portfolio to Win in the Currency Wars - GOLD
Forex Trading | Gold Trading | February 3, 2015

After recent QE announcement by ECB, euro-to-yen swap rate has gone back to where it was & yen is even stronger! Precisely what Germany wants because it’s biggest competition in machine tools, robotics & automation is Japan. This is currency wars. Currency wars are not genteel, friends-and-family squabbles. This could get ugly.

Repeat After Me: The US Dollar Is Not Real Money
US Dollar | January 16, 2015

The dollar is not real money. It represents no real work, savings or wealth. Civil servants can create it at will. As much as they see fit. And what about the saver? He must think himself a fool. For all his self-discipline…his forbearance…his willingness to forgo immediate satisfaction in return for greater returns later…what does he get? NOTHING.

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