U.S. Dollar Update

This post is an update to posts of March 17 and January 13. Here is a chart of the U.S. Dollar on a monthly basis since 1983: chart courtesy of StockCharts.com On the aforementioned March 17 and January 13 posts, I spoke of numerous reasons to expect, and fear, a U.S. Dollar decline, both from …

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The US Dollar

On January 13 I wrote the following blog post concerning the overall situation of the US Dollar: https://www.economicgreenfield.com/2010/01/13/the-us-dollar-a-few-comments/ In that post, I wrote that there appeared to be few if any signs that a severe US Dollar decline was impending. However, the situation has changed.  When viewed from a technical analysis perspective, US Dollar seems …

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The US Dollar And Asset Prices

Over the last few years, there has been an inverse correlation between price movements of the US Dollar and many asset classes.  This inverse correlation appears to be strengthening over time. This inverse correlation can be seen in the chart below.  For the sake of simplicity, I am only comparing the USD to the S&P500 …

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Treasury Secretary Geithner’s Comments

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was on “This Week” on Sunday and made various comments.  Here is the link: http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/week-transcript-treasury-secretary-timothy-geithner/story?id=9758951 I could make a lot of comments regarding this interview. However, I would like to focus on this one exchange: TAPPER: The Congress just voted to raise the debt ceiling to more than $14 trillion dollars. …

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US Dollar and S&P500 Comments

Here are two charts that I find notable. The first is the daily chart of the US Dollar.  I have added the 50-day moving average.  As one can see, the trend seems to be “up.”  This increase, if sustained, will pressure the US Dollar carry trade and that would likely have an outsized negative impact on various markets: …

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Ron Paul On The U.S. Dollar

One of the facts that Ron Paul frequently quotes is that since the Federal Reserve’s inception (it was created in 1913) the U.S. Dollar has lost more than 95% of its purchasing power. I wonder how many people are actually concerned by this occurrence?  I hardly ever hear this discussed among people or by the media. They …

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