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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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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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With U.S. Facing Default Where Should You Put Your Money?

With the United States quickly approaching the deadline for raising the limit on its debt load, squeamish investors are thinking about how they can preserve their hard-earned money. [Let's discuss the alternatives: gold and silver, cash, currencies other than the USD and the VIX.] Words: 683

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Who is Next in the 'Game' of Sovereign Debt Default Dominos?

In a global crisis sovereign debt fears have the ability to be contagious destroying investor confidence in the capital markets of troubled countries and the overall global economy alike and when confidence wanes, capital flees it is a surefire recipe for falling dominoes. That's especially true today in the wake of a deep global recession that has left many countries with bloated deficits and debt loads. Words: 707

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Protect Profits and Reduce Risk With Gold and U.S. Dollar ETFs

If you believe further political disruptions around the world will likely occur in 2010 and/or 2011 and that we will also likely see inflation begin to rise within the next 12 months then we should see higher gold prices. Furthermore, if the economy falters once again, many investors will sell their common stocks and put their money in gold pushing the price up even further. Words: 779

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Why a Multi-year Bull Market is Ahead for the U.S. Dollar

Given the ongoing crisis surrounding the euro, the vulnerability of the British pound from a continued spread of sovereign debt concerns AND the catalyst for a weakening yen, I’m expecting the dollar to continue its upward path against major currencies both in the short-term and longer-term. Words: 738

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What are the Alternatives to the U.S. Dollar?

The Japanese yen, the British pound and the euro don’t offer any appeal over the dollar because the currency market is a beauty contest where the least ugly wins and not only is the dollar the least ugly, but it offers refuge when fear and uncertainty grip the markets. Words: 1006

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