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The U.S. Dollar: Our Safe Haven Currency

Reuters recently reported that 26 publicly-traded corporations filed for bankruptcy in the first quarter of 2015. RadioShack, Wet Seal, Caesar Entertainment Group… all kaput. Compare that to the 54 that

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Battle of the Reserve Currencies: Dollar vs…Yuan…?

I was sitting around the other day trying to decide what to do with all of my worthless dollars. I’m constantly bombarded with messages telling me how the buck will

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The Currency That Would Be King

Dollar haters have a new love. It’s a currency that’s been a dark horse contender in the race to replace the greenback for years now, and according to some analysts

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Debt, the ECB and Robin Hood

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi and his band of Merry Men have it backward. They’re supposed to imitate Robin Hood by stealing from the rich and giving to

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Euro is Down, Not Out

The euro is sucking wind! It’s down a whopping 18% against the U.S. dollar since May of last year. And once the European Central Bank’s (ECB) stimulus package was announced

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Dropping Interest in the Euro Zone

On January 8, I wrote about the Swiss National Bank (SNB) keeping the exchange rate between the euro and the Swiss franc at 1.20 or higher. This means the euro

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U.S. Dollar Trash Talk

Given the actions of the Fed and the U.S. government, the U.S. dollar is glorified toilet paper that simply has not made it to the sewer yet… or at least,

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U.S. Dollar Chart: Clueless About Currency Markets

Understanding currency markets means dismissing the U.S. dollar chart. Since the invention of the microchip in 1971, it has multiplied by the trillions, creating more chips per person and a

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What the IRS Ruling Means for Bitcoin Category Commodities

  Rodney Johnson | Thursday, March 27, 2014 >> It only exists in digital form, as a saved piece of software, like a computer file. It can’t be lost, destroyed,

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“It Was Like Free Money”

I was reading a February 25 Wall Street Journal article, entitled Yuan’s Decline Triggers Fears on Leveraged Bets, when five words jumped off the screen and slapped me. “It was