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China’s Gold Hoard Will Slay the Mighty Dollar — Here’s Why

China is soon going to want to disclose its gold holdings in an effort to have the yuan join the IMF’s currency basket – the SDR, currently having only the dollar, euro, yen & British pound. If China’s gold reserve is revealed this year and the size of the addition surprises to the upside, it is going to be a major shot across the bow of the U.S. dollar.

Debt, Deflation, The Dollar & - Gold: The Ultimate Currency

The soaring dollar is now causing turmoil in the currency market. Gold, as the ultimate currency, is only second to the US dollar in terms of major currency strength. At some point coming up pretty quick, the dollar rise will be stemmed, either by intervention or exhaustion. And when that happens, a dollar decline will give gold a boost.

The Problem With Credit Booms Is That They Are Followed by Busts

Research on private sector credit booms over the last 20 years show that whenever credit to the private sector expanded by 30% or more within a 10-year period, a banking crisis & recession resulted without any exception. Credit booms always end badly & last longer than rational minds expect.

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