Thursday , 27 February 2020


Currencies

The History of Money – From Gold & Silver to Fiat Currencies (+3K Views)

Today’s monetary system, combined with fractional reserve banking, has a lot of risks. It is vulnerable to bank runs, inflation, and economic bubbles, to name just a few, yet those risks remain invisible to the majority of people. This article provides links to a video and an extended report that provide insights into the question as to why today's paper based money system is doomed to fail and how you can protect against such a collapse.

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A Return to the Gold Standard Has Major Shortcomings – Here’s Why (3K Views)

World Bank president Robert Zoellick has stirred up a hornet's nest with his recent call for a return to a gold anchor in the global financial system. The usual suspects immediately denounced him - Keynesian Brad DeLong has [gone so far as to] anoint Zoellick the "Stupidest Man Alive" - [and I would like to add my voice to the chorus by explaining] the dangers of Zoellick's gold proposal, and why fans of the classical gold standard should be wary. Words: 1708

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Is There a Viable Alternative to the Dollar as the Reserve Currency? (+6K Views)

Within the recent retracement of the U.S. currency there has been endless speculation about the future role of the dollar as the world’s primary reserve currency. Moreover, there has even been conjecture that the dollar will no longer exist at some point in the near future but any case made for the vulnerability of the dollar falls short when it comes to naming alternatives. Words: 631

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Noonan on: What Is “Money”? What It Is Not! (+2K Views)

While money makes the world go around, very, very few people understand what money is and what money is not, and that is purposeful on the part of the elites and every government. This article explains why that is the case and why there is such confusion around such an understanding of the facts.

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U.S. Dollar Ranks #4 Behind Currencies of Australia, Canada & New Zealand Among G10 Countries Based on Monetary Policy – Here’s Why (+5K Views)

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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Alf Field: America’s Current Account Deficit Causing World’s Financial Crisis! Here’s Why (+6K Views)

The onset of the world’s worst financial crisis in many decades is one of the most important factors (if not the most important factor) currently influencing investment decisions. The crisis has created chaos and confusion. Not many people understand how the world has arrived at this unfortunate situation. This report endeavours to identify the underlying causes of the crisis and explains why the USA current account deficit has been the main destabilising force in world finance. Words: 3806

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What the History of “World” Currency Likely Means for the U.S. Dollar – and Why (Almost 4K Views)

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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