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These 5 Currencies Closely Track Specific Commodities

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For more than a year now, commodity prices have been under pressure from the strong U.S. dollar and slowing global demand. This has made a huge dent in the balance sheet of many net exporters of resources, in turn weakening their currencies. What most people don’t realize, however, is just how closely some currencies track certain commodities. Below are five world currencies that have been impacted by lower commodity prices.

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Where Does Your Country’s Currency Rank?

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Below is the list of the top 10 strongest currencies in the world, as measured by their percentage of the foreign trade market based on their combined interest in the world's 3 foreign exchange markets.

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Time to Sell the U.S. Dollar & Diversifying Into a Basket of Hard Currencies?

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Stocks are up. Bonds are expensive. Dollar cash is unlikely to preserve purchasing power in an environment of negative real rates. Diversifying to a basket of hard currencies might help to mitigate some of the risks out there. It clearly adds currency risk but in an environment where there may not be such a thing as a risk free asset, it might be a risk worth pursuing...

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The USD Is Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel These Days

No matter how you look at it, the U.S. dollar is very weak - very close to its all-time lows. If the value of the dollar says anything about the world's confidence in the U.S. economy, the message is quite pessimistic. The only good thing to be said is that there is a lot of bad news that is priced into the dollar. It might be tough for things to get much worse. (Words: 1054; Charts: 7))

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What the Aussie Dollar Says About Global Risk

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Being a true contrarian investor isn’t just about investing in unloved sectors of the market or specific stocks. It’s also about conducting research and discovering indicators that the crowd doesn’t follow — indicators that can help give clues as to the next probable direction of risk assets. I’m always on the lookout for such indicators, and have compiled many of them over my years of trading and investing. [Here's just one that bares scrutiny. Take a look.] Words: 610

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U.S. Dollar Ranks #4 Behind Currencies of Australia, Canada and New Zealand Among G10 Countries Based on Monetary Policy – Here's Why

Merk Investments has ranked the attractiveness of the currencies of each G10 country based on the monetary and fiscal policies of each country and the strength of each country's economy to come up with what they call the Merk Currency Score™. This Score should prove invaluable in supporting investment decision-making across countries and regions. Go here to see where your country ranks. Words: 367

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Might Silver's Current Chart Similarity with 2008 Be Implying What's About to Happen to Rest of Market?

A look at the chart for SLV from September 2007 to August 2008 (11 months) and from November 2010 to October 2011 (11 months) is remarkably similar - almost identical in fact. Therefore, if silver continues to trace out a similar path to what transpired in 2008, what are the possible implications for stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities, and precious metals? Take a look at the following 19 charts for some possible outcomes. Words: 731

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Your Savings and Investments Will Be in Dire Jeopardy Going Into 2012 Unless…..

The United States is now so far in debt, it will never be able to pay it off, that is, without hyper-inflation. That subject alone will require many more articles than this. The sky is not falling (yet) but your savings and investments are in dire jeopardy going into 2012. You might wish to now do something to protect yourself. [May I offer the following investment ideas.] Words: 1648

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