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Currency Devaluation: The Crushing Vice of Price

When stagnation grabs exporting nations by the throat, the universal solution offered is devalue your currency to boost exports. Currency Devaluation is a bonanza for exporters’ bottom lines, but has a negative consequence: The cost of imports skyrockets. When imports are essential, the benefits of devaluation may be considerably less than the pain caused by rising import costs.

Gold And Silver The Best Performing Assets In Volatile January

Gold (+8%) and Silver (+10%) are leading the way higher perhaps a reflection of reflationary and flight to quality trades being put on. Not all commodities were higher though. However, somehow we doubt anything will be said in the mainstream media about January’s two best performing assets in USD terms either: silver and gold.

Central Banks Have Failed Because They Can't Push Wages Higher

Lowering interest rates to zero and issuing unlimited free money for financiers to generate asset bubbles has had a negative effect on wages and household income. This is not accidental or bad luck – Central bank money-printing cannot possibly have any positive impact on wages. “Bad” inflation is prices rising while wages stagnate.

US Dollar Super-Overbought

The bottom line is the US dollar is super-overbought & will soon crumble. The US dollar falls as fast and far as it rose, reversing all the peripheral trades that suffered during the dollar’s rally. So sell the US dollar high when everyone loves it, and buy euros, yen, oil, and gold while they are still low before they rebound.

A Strong Dollar? Why has the Dollar Rallied?

To answer the question whether or not King Dollar is back to stay, I don’t believe there is ANY chance at all and the current strength will be very transitory. The U.S. is broke on too many levels to count from financially to morally, ethically and everything in between. So why has the dollar rallied?

Liquidity Becoming A Serious Issue As Japan's Bond Market Death Goes Global

Government intervention has killed the largest bond market in the world. While there are ‘trade-less’ sessions now in Japanese bonds, lack of liquidity is becoming a growing problem in US Treasuries (where Fed owns 1/3rd of the market) & Europe where as JPMorgan warns, “some of this liquidity may be more superficial than really deep.

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.

Gold And Silver Are Money: The Truest Form Of Money

Let us be clear about one thing & to never forget: gold and silver are money – the truest form of money. Everything else, the fiat Federal Reserve Note, erroneously referred to as the “dollar,” the Euro, the Yen, the Swiss Franc, or any other form of currency is worthless paper money, backed by nothing.

The Geopolitics of Gold

Western central banks have got themselves horribly wrong-footed as a result of not adjusting their anti-gold policies to allow for […]

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