|Drawing Money Like A Magnet|
Do not underestimate the power of cross-border money traveling into the country as a driving economic force. Another thing you should not underestimate is the advantage our currency has because of its role as the world reserve currency. This makes it the "default currency" and by the size of its market, float, and liquidity the currency by which all others are weighed, measured, and often pegged. The chickens are coming home to roost for countries that face growing debt and policies that make them uncompetitive. Some of these countries are increasing looking at ways to confiscate the wealth of their citizens, it is only logical that as people begin to realize the dead end path of their homelands they take action to move their money to a safer place.
|A Very Important Chart In Understanding The Dollar|
By a continuing process of inflation, government can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens.As the central banks print like crazy to control interest rates on bonds they devalue the currency. While there are not many Bond Vigilantes there is a slew of Currency Vigilantes and they are ready to make their presence known.
The yen and the euro are in trouble, with the pound being very vulnerable to contagion. Weakness in the value of the Yen, Pound, and Euro must not go unnoticed as they are a precursor to the wealth fleeing the countries that use them in everyday life. What is occurring in the currency markets and the huge shift in wealth are not uncommon. History has shown countries can steal wealth by way of various Trojan horse methods such as monetizing debt through printing massive amounts of new currency or new taxes. If you look close you will see the currency markets are beginning to reflect diminished confidence in the system central banks have created and as the currency games continue to ratchet ever higher it is becoming more apparent that much of the world financial structure is built on shifting sand.
The schemes bankers have used for years to hide and transfer debt are coming under attack, if they crumble under the assault it will culminate in a reset of the economic system across the globe. If people all over the world try to get out of their home currencies a surge in the value of the dollar is logical. In the end, this will not be the salvation of America or its economy but it sure does help create a bit of a lift that we would be wise to take advantage of. As things turn ugly across the world it is only expected that as in Neil Diamond's patriotic song the wealth of the world like its people just wants to be free. Like the people Diamond sings about it seems wealth also appears to have legs and as the people, everywhere around the world the money is coming to America! Yes, it is coming to America, today, today!
Footnote; For fun, if you haven' heard if in a while the link for the song "Coming To America" is below. It comes complete with some very good visuals, enjoy.
Footnote #2; Last night the yen took a blip up based on a surprise move by the BOJ that was interpreted as not easing enough, I'm short the yen and see such blips as expected. Note the yen often jumps on bad news from China, I feel this has to do with money leaving Chine via Japan, it then moves its way into the dollar.