Currencies

This is the Most “Stupid” USD Chart Around – Here’s Why

You’ve almost certainly seen the chart below over the years – it shows the purchasing power of the US Dollar over time - and it looks terrifying. I call it the "stupid" chart, though, because it is a total misrepresentation of the facts because it isn't telling the full story. Here's why.

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What the History of “World” Currency Likely Means for the U.S. Dollar – and Why

It’s common for the world’s most powerful country to issue a currency that becomes adopted around the world as the standard for international trade but whenever that country reaches a point of epic, terminal decline, and especially when it rapidly debases its currency, the rest of the world seeks an alternative. This article outlines the history of the rise & fall of "world" currencies over the centuries and then comments on what the future likely holds for today's "world" currency - the U.S. dollar.

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A Close Look At the U.S. Dollar

The U.S. $1 dollar bill has been redesigned many time since first being issued back in 1862. What we almost exclusively use today is the version designed in 1963. The following extremely informative infographic explains what all the different symbols on the dollar mean, who is on the front & back of all the U.S. currencies currently in use and the $500, $1,000, $10,000 and $100,000 (yes, $100,000!) bills that are no longer in production.

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Scramble For Bitcoin Fortunes Similar to Bygone Gold Rush

Although it may seem strange, the recent scramble for Bitcoin fortunes bears an odd but striking resemblance to the California Gold Rush in the mid-19th century. This time round, however, the miners are using computers and cryptography instead of shovels and buckets.

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Monetary System Collapse Guaranteed – Here’s Why & How to Invest & Insure Your Wealth Accordingly

Our monetary system is guaranteed to collapse. The central banks prints money like there is no tomorrow. The governments spends like a drunken sailor and yet inflation is benign and interest rates sit at generational lows. Banks are gaining in profitability while their bad debts are being erased by rising asset prices. What’s not to like? Plenty! This article goes into the details of the money creation process to understand how and why this is happening, what the future implications will be and how to best invest to protect oneself from these eventualities.

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Bitcoin: the Ins and Outs Of Everyday Use & What the Future Holds

Bitcoin is a decentralized, global, peer-to-peer, digital, online currency but, that said, most are unsure whether or not it is the future of currency and unaware of the potentially massive impacts this crypto-currency holds. The infographic below shows you the ins and outs of everyday Bitcoin use as a way to save money and provide more autonomy in your financial transactions.

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