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A Resurgent United States Dollar: The Return Of The King

A Resurgent United States Dollar: The Return Of The King

Internationally the dollar has become resurgent in the face of a collapsing commodities market and a decline in national currencies almost everywhere. It still does not mean the United States dollar (USD) as the world’s reserve currency, is not in danger itself. Years of quantitative easing (QE), historically low interest rates and incredible amounts of debt, have taken their toll on the American dollar as well. Yet, the dollar has increased 19% in value since last July. This is an enormous increase […]

The Financially Irresponsible American Government Under President Obama

The Financially Irresponsible American Government Under President Obama

For investors the strength of the dollar and economy are important reasons to invest in the United States. What is troubling at the same time, is the irresponsible actions of the American government under President Obama. The national debt is now in excess of $18 trillion USD (United States Dollar) and increasing at an alarming rate. President Obama is on track to increase the level of indebtedness more than all former presidents from George Washington to George W. Bush combined. To present […]

The World’s Central Banks: Waning Power And Deceit

The World’s Central Banks: Waning Power And Deceit

If there are any investors that still believe that the Central Banks of the world are in a position to provide stability and security to the financial and equity markets, one only has to watch what recently occurred in Switzerland. Despite assurances that the Swiss franc would maintain the peg to the Euro at a rate of 1:20 to 1 respectively, the Swiss Central Bank in the end threw in the towel and allowed a massive appreciation of their currency. The central […]

The Onset Of The Currency Wars

The Onset Of The Currency Wars

The onset of the currency wars has commenced. All around the world, nations are lowering the value of their money. First Japan, followed by the United States and the United Kingdom have all engaged in quantitative easing (QE) and the lowering of interest rates to historic lows. In the last two weeks the Euro plunged in value against the dollar to a 11 year low with the onset of QE there, after first lowering the rates of interest to negative levels in […]

The Arrival Of Quantitative Easing In Europe

The Arrival Of Quantitative Easing In Europe

Europe will begin a full fledged version of quantitative easing beginning in March of this year. To many in the markets it comes as a relief. They have allowed themselves to believe that expanding the money supply through the purchasing of government debt, will bring back growth to the staggering continent. The hope is that this infusion of new money will stimulate the economy enough, to allow a return of the lost prosperity of a bygone era. The policy makers of Europe […]

What Will Happen To Gold And Silver In 2015

What Will Happen To Gold And Silver In 2015

Investors in gold and silver want to know if the new year will see a return of a bull market in precious commodities. The recent interest and pick up in price for gold and silver are the result of individuals using these two metals in particular, as a hedge against market uncertainty. Whether the recent trend will continue, depends on the level of growth in the global economy and whether there will be rising tensions, in a number of flash points around […]

Solar Power: A Major Growth Industry In Africa

Solar Power: A Major Growth Industry In Africa

Africa south of the Sahara Desert has well over 900 million people. Yet this extensively large region, consumes less electricity than most American states or the smallest countries in Europe. Solar power could well be the answer for a continent that has not undergone the energy revolution of the 20th century. Large swaths of the population still rely on power sources from the 19th century. This lack of investment in infrastructure, is one reason why this area of the world, continues to […]

Economic Reforms And Investment Are Accelerating In Indonesia

Economic Reforms And Investment Are Accelerating In Indonesia

Making an investment in Indonesia will gain one access to the largest domestic market in Southeast Asia. The assets of the country include lower overall labor costs, political stability and a growing middle class. Total foreign investment in 2013 reached $23.2 billion USD (United States Dollar). As in 2011 and 2012 over 50% of the money went toward foreign direct investment. This included plant, equipment and other ventures. The other portion went mostly for portfolio investment, which included purchases of equity and […]

The Great Recession Of 2016: The United States

The Great Recession Of 2016: The United States

The economic recovery in the United States will be celebrating its 6th birthday in June. Despite the claims of many so called experts, investors and politicians, there is no legislation that can be enacted that will repeal the business cycle. The Great Recession in the United States which helped spark the previous international economic slowdown, officially lasted from December 2007 to June of 2009. Despite the policies of quantitative easing and massive stimulative spending on the part of the American government, there […]

Europe: More Economic Trouble In 2015

Europe: More Economic Trouble In 2015

European investors are facing a year of economic diminution and uncertainty. A number of underlining forces are working in tandem to bring about a declining consumer price index and a depreciating currency. The monetary leaders of Europe are now faced with the prospect of real deflation gripping the continent, for the first time in five years. This arrives as the Euro has already lost 14% in value against the American dollar during the last year. Consumer prices have dropped 0.2% on an annual […]

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