Tag Archive | currencies

Is The US Dollar About To Plunge?

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Audi’s US Factory

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They Didn’t Listen

So they feel the pain (article: SNB loses 8b on currency interventions). They better adhere to my second economic commandment!

On Gold

Previously I said that I’m not a gold bug. That was before our European politicians and central bankers did everything to destroy the Euro and the European banking system. Now I’ve changed my mind. I realize that people search for “save havens” in a world of paper money gone wild. Gold is attractive, as it […]

The Half-Life Of European Currency Systems

…seems to be 15-20 years. First, there was the Bretton Woods system based on the US Dollar from the end of the 1940s to 1973. It collapsed when the US Dollar couldn’t keep up with gold, to which it was pegged. Then, after a short period of floating exchange rates, came the ‘Exchange Rate Mechanism’ […]

Carry Trades

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