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Could a U.S. Fed scandal cause a crisis in the dollar?

Pressure for a private audit of US's total gold holdings? If it turns out that we don't have the gold, the dollar will crash and interest rates will surge . . .more...

Will the US government have to print devaluing dollars to pay its expenses?

In view of the fantastic amounts the US will have to borrow, our creditors will undoubtedly demand higher interest rates if they are even willing to lend us money . . .more...

Are market and economic uncertainty brewing?

Volatility in global markets; turmoil in stocks, bonds and currencies as investors puzzled out the implications of possible tightening of central-bank easy-money policies . . .more...

Is there an ominous hazard building due to the Fed's infinite quantitative stimulus?

Interest rates will rise in order to defend the dollar. If rates rise, this will set off a massive bond market crash. This is the reason I want only gold in my 'portfolio' . . .more...

Why is gold lower in the face of a global currency debasement race?

Paper money -- fiat currency -- is being abused. For now, gold no longer is loved, which, to an independent-minded contrarian investor, only adds to its allure . . .more...

Is Russia betting on the U.S. abusing its dollar?

Putin says U.S. is endangering the global economy by abusing its dollar monopoly; Russia is now the world's biggest gold buyer, adding 570 metric tons in the past decade . . .more...

Is endless borrowing and the destruction of the dollar inevitable?

We all lose as the endless borrowing and money printing further erode our dollar and our economy. The truth is obvious: Fiat currency is not wealth, but an illusion . . .more...

Will people suffer from government's plan to use inflation to ease the burden of national debt?

Higher inflation devalues the dollar and makes paying back existing loans easier in real terms -- BUT -- savers and lenders suffer in such an environment . . .more...

Will the purchasing power of the U.S. Dollar and your standard of living erode?

Another effect of the Fed's QE and injections of credit into the system is that prices rise. More money chasing the same amount of goods results in a rise in prices . . .more...

Is the U.S. Dollar destined to lose its value and purchasing power?

A dangerous and mistaken assumption: The U.S. dollar as the 'world's reserve currency' will always retain its value. Since 1971, the U.S. dollar has been a fiat currency . . .more...

Will the weak economy force the dollars devaluation

The Fed's Open Market Committee downgraded its forecasts, the policy-setting panel took a minimalist approach ..more...

Will the Fed step up its devaluation of the dollar?

The dollar continued its retreat after last week's US employment data showing a slowdown in the pace of job creation stoked speculation about further stimulus measures . . .more...

Will Fed stimulus weaken the value of the dollar?

The U.S. dollar weakened against most of its major peers Friday after U.S. inflation data fueled speculation Federal Reserve policy makers will maintain economic stimulus . . .more...

How much is lost in having cash?

People who remain in cash or have their money in short-term government debt are being robbed by inflation or the loss of purchasing power in their money . . .more...

Will central banks add to the demand factor for gold?

Central banks made their largest purchases of gold in decades in the third quarter; emerging market central banks now over-exposed to dollar, for which gold is a good hedge . . .more...

Will the Fed continue to devalue the dollar through quantitative easing?

Fed: Large-scale asset purchases a potent tool that should be retained as an option in the event that further policy action is needed to support stronger economic recovery . . .more...

Will Americans' purchasing power and savings be eroded away?

The Fed claims inflation is 2% or less over the past few years; however, economists who compile alternate data show a 9% inflation rate if calculated more traditionally . . .more...

Will people continue flocking to gold and silver?

Throughout history, gold and silver have most fully satisfied the requirements of sound money; government-issued currencies do not hold their value . . .more...

Why will commodity prices and the dollar be volatile?

Dollar rally has knocked early optimism that the global economy is robust enough to shrug off burgeoning inflation; US Tresaury yields near lowest of the year . . .more...

Is the value of the Dollar once again at a low point?

Brief ''bin Laden rally'' in the U.S. Dollar on Monday quickly ebbed after latest US manufacturing data showed that growth in output had slowed slightly from strong levels . . .more...

Will Dollar strength on news that Bin Laden has been killed be short-lived?

It might not be long before economic issues and the prospect of prolonged loose monetary policy and lingering debt problems in the U.S. weigh on the buck once again . . .more...

Are poor economic conditions causing dollar weakness and strong precious metals markets?

The dollar has slid to its lowest level in three years against major currencies; meanwhile, gold hits new nominal high and silver is within sight of multi-decade highs . . .more...

Is devaluation of the Dollar imminent?

The economic reality of USA's finances: No one in power right now has any real intention of addressing our spending problems or paying down the debt . . .more...

Can (and should) the US back the Dollar with gold?

A gold-backed Dollar would be perhaps the world's most wanted currency, effectively ending the insane era of fiat currencies; it could be copied by many other central banks . . .more...

Is gold a ''logical hedge'' against paper currencies and other economic risks?

The buck's downward slide: $1000 bought you nearly 50 ounces of gold in 1930 and less than an ounce today; the dollar has slipped nearly 99% over that stretch . . .more...

Will central bankers attempt to slow the process of competitive devaluation of their currencies?

Currencies hurting: Gold bullion for immediate delivery, up 21 percent this year, is heading for a 10th annual gain, the longest winning streak since at least 1920 . . .more...

Will it become evident to the public that central banks are engaging in competitive devaluation?

Central bankers are strongly indicating that they are preparing to open credit spigots to reflate their economies at a time when fiscal policy is stalled or contracting . . .more...

Are there growing concerns about the global economy and rising fiscal deficits?

Gold hits new high as dollar weakens; prices have risen 16.35 per cent since January as investors piled in due to concerns about the global economy and rising fiscal deficits . . .more...

Will central banks look for alternatives to the dollar as reserves?

U.S. Treasuries fail to provide safety or liquidity when it comes to managingmore...

Will the fundamental direction of U.S. deficits, Fed policy and hard asset prices change?

The Federal Reserve lowered its 2010 growth forecast and might have to consider further monetary policy easing measures to stimulate the economy . . .more...

How is it that a once-solid U.S. Dollar has lost nearly all of its value?

The Federal Reserve has presided over the near-complete destruction of the United States dollar -- since 1913 the dollar has lost over 95% of its purchasing power . . .more...

Have nations reached a 'Keynesian endpoint' with few options to bolster economic growth?

Many central banks are sitting on too many dollars for comfort and upping gold reserves may be the diversification move of choice; lost trust in the global financial system . . .more...

Is the Federal Reserve's dollar the heart of the financial crisis?

Fiat money is a tangled web of monetary deception -- and like a drug to a Congress hopelessly addicted to spending vastly more than the Treasury collects in revenues . . .more...

Has the Federal Reserve eliminated the stabilizing forces of real money?

A disastrous course: money supply has doubled, debt is unsustainable, value of the dollar continues its drop, and Americans feel helpless and held hostage by Washington . . .more...

Are the economics leading to more paper currencies and higher gold still entrenched?

The ratio of gold to fiat money is rising. As the world's total amount of fiat currencies expands, gold tends to rise. Today the opportunity cost of owning gold is nothing . . .more...

Will worldwide monetary stimulus cause investors to shed currencies?

Effect of free money: A year ago investors were panicking; today low interest rates have persuaded investors to take their money out of cash and to buy risky assets . . .more...

Will investors recognize that equity markets are inflated by central bank liquidity injections?

The liquidity injection from central banks is unable -- and was never intended -- to solve the structural issues facing the global economy . . .more...

Will U.S. National Debt service costs mean high deficits and a devalued dollar?

With the national debt now topping $12 trillion, the White House estimates that the government’s tab for servicing the debt will exceed $700 billion a year in 2019 . . .more...

Could gold replace the U.S. Dollar as the world's primary reserve asset?

There is a growing concern among a lot of central banks about piling up an ever-increasing amount of dollar assets when the dollar is declining . . .more...

Are declining fiat currencies increasing demand for gold worldwide?

Gold probably will top $1,500 within the next 18 months, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in report today; central banks to hedge against declines in currencies . . .more...

How much did gold bullion appreciate when the dollar was devalued in the 1970s?

Gold has benefited from the dollar's decline, technical buying momentum and inflation worries as central banks struggle to emerge from unprecedented fiscal stimulus measures . . .more...

Will the present U.S. administration dictate more stimulus?

Obama: “I’m working closely with my economic advisers to explore any and all additional options and measures that we might take to promote job creation” . . .more...

Will the failing dollar increase investor interest in gold?

Massive U.S. government stimulus spending, eventually leading to inflation, and weakening demand for U.S. bonds likely to push the value of the dollar lower . . .more...

Will the monetary stimulus result in a weak dollar, higher inflation and higher gold?

Gold reached an 18-month high of $1,025.80 an ounce yesterday, and is set for a fifth weekly gain as the U.S. Dollar Index reached its lowest level in almost a year . . .more...

Is the dollar doomed to the political agenda?

Bernanke’s lending policies and buying of Treasury debt should startle any responsible economist, and scare any American concerned about the value of the dollar . . .more...

Is now an opportune time to hedge the dollar with gold?

Experts warn holders of dollars to diversify before central banks and sovereign wealth funds do the same because of concern government budget deficits will deepen . . .more...

Is the U.S. dollar devaluation taking hold in commodity prices?

The weakness of the US dollar against the euro and a surge in crude oil prices contributed to Monday’s commodity price rally, traders said . . .more...

Are there any limits on government over-spending?

Bureaucrats are discussing where to find funding for extending the “cash-for-clunkers” program, including tapping the government's Troubled Asset Relief Program . . .more...

Can Bernanke and the Fed unwind “quantitative easing” without destroying the Dollar?

We’re facing a long and hard recession, and recovery when it comes will be slow, grinding and accompanied by continued high unemployment . . .more...

Will “Health Care Reform” help the U.S. economy and strengthen the dollar?

House bill would increase federal spending, taxes, debt, health care costs, unemployment, reduce wages and provide nothing to anyone until 2013 . . .more...

What is the outlook for the fate of the U.S. Dollar in light of soaring government debt?

Jim Rogers: The government is printing lots of money and borrowing even more; that’s not the basis for a sound currency . . .more...

What are the compelling reasons to own gold in today’s uncertain economic climate?

While the currencies of the world decline in purchasing power in relation to each other, they all decline in purchasing power against gold . . .more...

Will currencies see rounds of competitive devaluation?

The euro, pound sterling, and riskier currencies weighed down by declines on Asian and European markets; continuing pressures on euro-zone financial institutions . . .more...

Is the silver market as hot as ever?

Silver headed for its biggest monthly gain in 22 years and gold rose to a three-month high in New York and London as a weaker dollar increased demand for precious metals . . .more...

Will the failure of the dollar's financial status then worsen its devaluation?

The rest of the world quite simply is getting its fill of dollars; not since the breakdown of the Bretton Woods system in 1971 has the dollar's status been so threatened . . .more...

Will the dollar decline as the fear of a global financial crisis subsides?

The dollar traded near the weakest level versus the euro since March as evidence the worst of the global economic slump may be over pared demand for safety . . .more...

Why will China usher in a collapse of the dollar?

China to accelerate reforms to float its currency and create a single, independent and market-based financial system. When that happens, the dollar will collapse . . .more...

Why will China usher in a collapse of the dollar?

China to accelerate reforms to float its currency and create a single, independent and market-based financial system. When that happens, the dollar will collapse . . .more...

Will central banks become inclined to replace dollar reserves with gold?

When the largest holder of foreign exchange reserves discloses an increase in gold holdings, other countries may decide to think more carefully about gold . . .more...

Is the Fed creating trillions of dollars out of thin air?

Fed is now monetising government debt; that raises fears that this newly printed money could eventually lead to inflation, or even hyperinflation . . .more...

Will rampant U.S. unemployment trigger a dollar decline?

Sharp sell off in the dollar today on weak employment report is perhaps an early warning sign that the turning point for the dollar is edging closer . . .more...

Will rampant U.S. unemployment trigger a dollar decline?

Sharp sell off in the dollar today on weak employment report is perhaps an early warning sign that the turning point for the dollar is edging closer . . .more...

Do the feds have the power to mop up toxic assets using taxpayers and the dollar?

FDIC aiming to take control of a "bad bank," to be set up by the U.S. government to stabilize and mop up toxic assets of the nation’s struggling banks . . .more...

Will the dollar collapse?

The worse the economy, the more dollars they will print; it is like in Zimbabwe now, and Latin America in the 1980s . . .more...

Will Federal fiscal and monetary inflationary stimulus get more massive?

Obama speech an aggressive public “sales pitch” for the stimulus plan, amid widespread nervousness about the soaring deficit and expanding government . . .more...

Could money-market funds yield LESS than zero?

If the Fed cuts interest rates next week and yields become too small to cover expenses, money-market funds that focus on U.S. Treasuries may lose money for the first time . . .more...

Is the Dollar in good shape or are other fiat currencies devaluing faster?

The European Central Bank announced its largest cut ever in its main policy interest rate; Bank of England slashed its rates to the lowest rate since founded in 1694 . . .more...

Will we see a continuation of extreme volatility in the dollar?

Dizzying ride of the dollar may not be over; after unprecedented volatility and dollar strength in October, the US currency has reversed direction this month . . .more...

Why has the global credit crisis caused speculative dollar positions to be liquidated?

Analysts said the dollar was benefiting as many positions in commodities, equities and other assets markets had been funded by selling the low-yielding dollar . . .more...

Who ultimately pays when the 'Treasury' provides funding?

The funding program will consist of a series of Treasury bills, apart from Treasury's current borrowing program, which will provide cash for the Fed’s initiatives . . .more...

Is the dollar still plagued by the economy, widening deficits and inflation?

Dollar’s recent gains can't be sustained -- since September, 2000, the dollar has declined more than 44% as inflation accelerated to an annual 5% today . . .more...

Is our “faith-based” Dollar now doomed to fail?

Every dollar created and spent by government makes the dollars in your pocket worth less and less, and will eventually be debased to worthlessness . . .more...

What does the rising price of gold tell us about the health of the U.S. Dollar?

Gold is now on the move, telling us that both the US economy and the dollar are in trouble, and it’s a red flag for the health of the United States . . .more...

What do the world’s central banks need to do ASAP to bring inflation under control?

With their currencies tied to the U.S. dollar, many developing countries must start acting decisively by aggressively increasing interest rates . . .more...

Could gold prices actually double or triple from current levels?

Citigroup: Would not be surprised to see gold increase as the global policy prescriptions for the credit crunch remain powerfully and uniformly re-flationary . . .more...

Can the case be made that this a good time to consider owning gold?

Looking ahead, I don't see how the dollar is going to trend (long term) any way but down; the case for holding gold has never been stronger . . .more...

Why is the Federal Reserve’s manufacturing of fiat money the true cause of high oil prices?

When the Fed inflates the dollar as drastically as it has, this causes certain sectors to expand beyond what would naturally occur in the free market . . .more...

Will growing unemployment bring Fed monetary stimulus and inflation at the expense of the dollar?

The Dollar fell on Friday afternoon after data showed unemployment rose sharply last month in the United States to its highest level since 2004 . . .more...

Why do unregulated derivatives present an impending crisis?

What a central bank can do is destroy their currency; the Fed simply cannot create this amount of liquidity without sinking the dollar . . .more...

When would the expert gold trader see taking advantage of this gold market correction?

The dollar has many fundamental problems . . . and probability suggests that the worst of gold's action should be over by the end of the first week of May . . .more...

Will the suspect Dollar lend price support for oil and gold?

The recent run above $100 a barrel has been largely attributed to a steadily depreciating U.S. currency and investors seeking a safe haven in hard commodities . . .more...

Are we on a long path to see the Dollar depreciate against gold and silver?

Dollar will fall in coming years as the U.S. seeks a weak currency to boost exports and cut its trade and current-account deficits . . .more...

Will the weak US economy diminish the hopes of a Dollar recovery?

Dollar rally fades as US growth worries return -- the four-day rally ended on Tuesday, falling across the board on resurgent pessimism about the US economy . . .more...

Is there an end in sight for the devaluation of the Dollar?

No floor for the dollar at the moment -- like a glutton at an all-you-can-eat buffet, there is almost an embarrassment of nourishment for dollar-bears . . .more...

How serious is the concern of a financial crisis?

The predictable result of the Federal Reserve monetizing bankruptcy is a significant increase in inflation, a sharply lower dollar and sharply higher gold . . .more...

Will Fed Easing do long-term damage to the Dollar?

Confidence in dollar never lower; some fear more Federal Reserve interest rate cuts will make matters worse by swelling inflation and undermining long-term U.S. economic health . . .more...

Why is gold for protection?

Gold is for protection against today's galloping inflation. We don't own gold to make a killing, we own gold so that inflation doesn't kill us . . .more...

What is the gold market saying about fiat currencies?

Gold has been battling against the doubters and know-nothings for the last eight years . . . and continues its silent war against "printed wealth” . . .more...

Is the world recognizing that the Dollar is now just another fiat currency?

The increasingly weak U.S. dollar has brought waves of European tourists to New York looking to take advantage of hugely favorable exchange rates . . .more...

Will the Fed sell out the Dollar to buy insurance against a deep recession?

The reduction represents the most abrupt easing by the Fed since the early 1980s . . .more...

Why are experts forecasting that gold will be $1,000 sooner than expected?

Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse forcast $950 average in 2008, above $1,000 in 2009 . . .more...

Will investors run for cover from Dollar exposure?

Money poured into commodities Wednesday amid deepening fears about . . .more...

How should investors hedge against today's falling currency values?

Buy gold, load up on gold, ignore all the ignorant nonsense -- and hang on . . .more...

How is gold performing in the face of the recently firm Dollar?

Outlook bright -- gold is still within an uptrend, going towards $1,000 . . .more...

Will the Dollar be hurt by a stronger Euro?

Eurozone interest rates unchanged at 4 percent by ECB as threat of slower growth . . .more...

Is the Dollar, as the world's reserve currency, being systematically dismantled in a free fall?

Gulf countries under pressure to abandon fixed exchange rates after Dollar tumbled . . .more...

Is the mainstream media clueless why gold is an appreciating investment class?

There's a lot of yada yada being shoveled -- Guesses, rumors, theories, baloney . . .more...

What signals are there of the deep decline of the dollar?

The dollar hit a record low against the euro after the G7 summit failed to . . .more...

Could we see gold rocket above $1,000 in the near future?

One day soon gold will take off like a rocket to breach $1,000, most likely...more...

Is the Fed rate cut indicating a crisis brewing?

Bond prices slumped while gold continued to rally . . .more...

Is the low in the Dollar heating the gold and silver markets?

Making this case even stronger is the present crisis state of the dollar . . .more...

What happens when foreign banks wake up to the reality of the Dollar?

Money based on real value is the way to get out of the current calamity . . .more...

How dangerous is China to the United States?

Chinese may liquidate US treasuries if . . .more...

Will the dollar continue its slide?

The dollar will likely continue to be treated as the "subprime currency" . . .more...

What factor is paramount in the ultimate demise of the dollar and the explosive gold market?

The dollar has dropped below the .8030 level thereby cooking its goose . . .more...

Will the Fed devalue the dollar dramatically?

I believe the Bernanke Fed would create fiat currency en masse . . .more...

Will the real estate subprime lending debacle reverse support for the Dollar?

The deepest housing decline in 16 years could slow an inflow of global capital . . .more...

Will the Dollar fail?

There is NO harmless way to diversify out of a former reserve currency . . .more...

Why is the dollar no longer stable?

Overnight the world was on the "fiat money standard," better known as . . .more...

Is the world losing faith in the dollar?

The euro has displaced the US dollar as the world's pre-eminent currency . . .more...

Will any European central banks switch to buying gold as an alternative to the dollar?

The ECB said on Tuesday that one of its member banks bought gold . . .more...

Is there a trend brewing to move out of Dollars?

Sterling hit its strongest level against the dollar in 14 years on Thursday . . .more...

What will be the sign that gold is fully back in a bull move?

Gold is about to signal a full return to the BULL side . . .more...

Will growing fears of U.S. economic problems spark a Dollar sell-off?

The dollar suffered a steep sell-off this week amid expectations . . .more...

Why do growing Asian foreign reserves present a crisis for the Dollar?

Analysts say the issue has even surpassed worries over the US current account deficit as the . . .more...

Why does the weak housing market lead to a falling dollar and strong gold?

Most people don't realize it, but rising gold is a form of dollar-devaluation . . .more...

Is the value of the Dollar subject to the whims of China?

China risks an erosion of its holdings because the dollar will probably decline . . .more...

Is the trade gap balooning?

U.S. current-account deficit widened more than forecast last quarter to the second-largest on recordmore...

How can I be sure that the dollar is doomed?

I expect the purchasing power of the dollar to decline considerably faster than it did . . .more...

Will the weak Dollar remain under pressure this year?

The dollar is down about 7.4 percent against the euro and 1.5 percent versus the yen this year . . .more...

Why will wealthy and knowledgeable investors move to tangibles and areas of intrinsic value?

The era of "too much paper" is slowly giving way to the era of "intrinsic values" . . .more...

Does present gold weakness suggest getting out of metals or is it yet again a buying opportunity?

Whatever strength the dollar gains from Bernanke’s announcement of the arrival of stagflation will..more...

Do investors think the G7 can stop Dollar devaluation in the face of the U.S. trade deficit?

Speculative investors, emboldened by a lack of verbal intervention by foreign central banks . . .more...

What does the poor Jobs Report mean for the Dollar and Fed inflation?

It is unlikely there will be significant restrictive action by the Fed in either short term . . .more...

Why did Sinclair predict gold would break above its $645 high?

The dollar has real problems well beyond Professors Ben's questionable performance today . . .more...

Why are precious metals so strong today, and will it continue?

It's a big primary bull market, and no one on this green earth knows when . . .more...

What will happen to Dollar-denominated securities if the Dollar goes into a tailspin?

The Fed hopes to keep the process of dollar deterioration going slowly . . .more...

How bad is the trade gap crisis?

The U.S. current account deficit widened more than expected in the fourth quarter to a record . . .more...

Are the fundamental reasons for U.S. Dollar weakness getting worse?

The US trade deficit widened to a record $68.5bn in January, with exporters unable to . . .more...

Will the Dollar devalue as government spending goes unchecked?

No currency can hold up long-term in the face of this kind of wild, almost insane . . .more...

Will China sell significant Dollar reserves?

Analysts estimate that three-quarters of China's reserves are in Treasuries, reflecting the . . .more...

Why do Sinclair and others now expect $600 to $682 gold price levels?

Apart from China, other factors are contributing to gold's recent rally . . .more...

What is the 2006 forecast for the Dollar?

Consensus forecasts collated by Reuters suggest that the dollar is likely to end 2006 . . .more...

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