Thursday , 5 December 2019


Economy

The History of Money – From Gold & Silver to Fiat Currencies (+2K 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 (+2K 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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The U.S. Dollar Index: A Deceptive Indicator of USD Strength (+2K Views)

Most of the major financial news outlets and many investors have come to rely on the movements of the U.S. Dollar Index as a daily barometer of the U.S. dollar's relative strength and weakness taking it on faith that the Dollar Index is the dollar – pure and simple. In reality, the Index offers a very distortive view of the movement of the dollar against the currencies that matter most. If anything, recent movements of the Index are a reflection of euro weakness rather than dollar strength. Words: 1019

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