Many years ago I had a boss who told me that if I always agreed with him, one of us would quickly become useless in the conversation.
Obviously, he was certain the useless party wasn’t going to be him…
Luckily, I have a history of asking pointed questions and following my own research, whether it agrees with those around me or not so that boss and I worked well together.
And that’s why I am going to the Global Currency Expo in San Diego this September.
Yep, I just put in my calendar a date for a verbal fight. That might not be a normal thing to do, but that’s OK. We’re not trying to fit in around here.
The expo will be filled with people giving presentations on the death of the U.S. dollar. There will be lots of charts and graphs displayed to explain why the end is near.
It won’t be just any gathering. The presenters will be many people we respect, like Erika Nolan, Publisher at The Sovereign Society, Jeff Opdyke, Investment Director of The Sovereign Individual, and Doug Casey of Casey Research, just to mention a few.
And ALL of them think the U.S. dollar is trash…
Then there will be me and Harry Dent. We will be the other side of the coin, pointing out why…
1) All these people were wrong last year when they said the same thing, and
2) Why they are still wrong now.
So if we disagree with them so much, why are we going?
The answer is simple – because we work hard to stay on top of our game. We don’t need other people to verify our point of view, so we don’t spend a lot of time seeking out those who agree with us.
Instead, we try to poke holes in our own research. We try to find the flaws in our thinking.
By going down this path, we can constantly strengthen our own position, increasing the quality of our research and providing a better body of research to our readers in these emails and in Boom & Bust.
Sun Tzu said, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” None of the experts who’ll be at the Global Currency Expo are our enemies… but their research IS 180 degrees from our own. We say dollar up. They say dollar down.
Just as we learn by critiquing our own research, we learn by dismantling the work of those on the other side of the argument.
And of course, we have a little fun while doing it.
As we go through our research at the front of the room and then participate in the Q&A session at the end with all the other speakers, it should prove to be highly entertaining… just as every good fight should be.
Ahead of the Curve with Adam O’Dell
Why We Continue to Root for the Dollar
Last year’s Global Currency Expo was held from May 12 – 14. This three-day conference was filled with dollar bears, much as Rodney expects it to be this year. And like he said above, this doesn’t bother him in the least.