Tag Archive: currency war

Is a Major Currency Debasement Ahead?

The U.S. Fed and other global central banks are in the process of easing monetary policies again. Although interest rates got nowhere near previous levels during the Fed’s recent tightening cycle, the central bank has decided that it is time to start cutting again. The Fed is not cutting from only 2.5% instead of 5.5%, however. The ECB tomorrow will present its latest plans to boost the region’s economy which will likely include a bazooka of rate cuts and fresh QE. Other central banks are... Continue Reading

The Case for Gold Has Never Been Stronger

The last few days have shown what can happen as investors get nervous and even start to panic. Yesterday’s declines in equity markets, which were over 3 percent, were the largest drop so far this year and showed just how seriously investors are taking the ongoing U.S./China trade war. the case for gold has never been stronger. As President Trump implements additional 10 percent tariffs on another $300 billion of Chinese goods, China has responded by devaluing its currency. The yuan moved past the key... Continue Reading

Could Dollar Upside Be Limited From Here?

It’s no secret that President-elect Donald Trump doesn’t mind voicing his opinion on social media. Various companies such as Boeing and L.L. Bean have already seen what commentary from the soon-to-be-President can do to stock prices. Trump recently did an interview with the Wall Street Journal, however, in which he voiced concerns over the rise of the dollar. The greenback moved sharply higher following Trump’s early November election victory, at one point climbing 4 percent higher at its peak after the election. In the Friday... Continue Reading