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The SDR Is Designed As A Rescue Operation For The US Dollar

The IMF created the SDR Substitution Account in 1969. T he core idea is that the SDR Substitution Account Central Banks allows to diversify their existing US dollar reserves in a one-time conversion away from the dollar into IMF’s SDR, comprised of the US dollar, European euro, Japanese yen and British pound, in an off-market transaction, so as not to depress the dollar’s exchange rate.

Currency Manipulation by the United States Is Alive and Well

Although further currency manipulation is far from ideal, the US is in no place to criticize Japan for it. Historically, the US has been the world’s leading cheerleader for currency manipulation. If the United States government wants to continue dishing out anti-currency manipulation rhetoric, it best explain why it’s had its own hands in the foreign exchange market.

Is The Rally Beginning, Or Is That It For Gold Prices?

Following the sharp fall back in gold prices to near US$1,200 an ounce, Bloomberg’s headline said ‘Gold coming back down to earth’. Gee, sounds scary. Is that it for gold then? Is the bear market about to resume? My personal view: As long as the price doesn’t fall back below US$1,160, gold looks good for another move higher, which would put an end to the bear market.

Gold Prices Are Soaring Right Now - Here's What's Next

The World Gold Council said it’s largest customers, China, India & Russia will be adding to their stockpiles of physical gold & that the global stock market turmoil would be enough to keep gold demand strong this year. Well, I would say that’s all fine and good, but the main currency that gold is concerned about is the dollar.

Can the US Dollar Face Down the Chinese Yuan?

The decision to include the Chinese yuan in the SDR is a political decision, not an economic one. Including the Chinese yuan is a “seal of approval” by the world’s major financial powers, led by the United States. It means China is a financial superpower and deserves a seat at the table when the international monetary system is reset.

Currency Wars Become Much Nastier During Recession Times

All central banks have printed trillions of dollars in their respective currencies under various QE programs. They are at the point where they simply cannot print trillions more without risking the collapse of confidence in their currencies. How will central banks stop the recession when they’ve used up their dry powder fighting the currency wars?

Major Currencies and Gold - The Big Picture

Various developed nations have been able to leverage their currencies to economic or at least stock market gains, after all. What has gold done? Gold is trying to bottom here. Just as the 2011 ‘Knee Jerks’ hurt gold’s investment sponsorship greatly on a large scale, the small scale panics can be damaging on a short-term basis.

Safe Havens Since The Great Financial Crisis

How have the traditional safe havens performed since the great financial crash of 2008 / 2009? What can we expect from the traditional safe havens going forward? As we try to answer these two questions, the safe havens we look at in this article are the US Dollar, US Treasuries, Gold and the Yen.

World Bank Ex-Chief Economist Calls For End To Dollar As Reserve Currency

Former World Bank chief economist Justin Yifu Lin warns that the dominance of the greenback is the root cause of global financial & economic crises. The solution to this is to replace the national currency with a global currency. Internationalizing the Chinese currency is not the answer, either.

The Next Big Rate Manipulation Scandal Is About to Break

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), according to its website on Friday, is “currently conducting investigations into several Swiss financial institutions in connection with possible manipulation of foreign exchange markets.”

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