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Category: Fiat Currency

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Currencies

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Epic Money Battle Between U.S. Dollar and Gold / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe so-called Global Financial Crisis is a term so widely used that it has earned its own acronym of GFC. When first seen, it seemed like girl friend club or some such, since many friends use GF loosely to refer to sweethearts. The GFC is falsely named, since it is more accurately described as a global monetary war with the USGovt vigorously defending its franchise in the USDollar for crude oil and trade settlement, and for bank reserves management. Take either away, and the other departs quickly, leaving the United States vulnerable to a quick ticket to the Third World marred by price inflation and supply shortage, even isolation in ring fences. On its own devices, the US is in as bad shape as the worst of the PIGS nations. The USGovt debt is above 100% of GDP finally. The annual deficit of $1.5 trillion could not be financed in normal methods. So the USFed is the adopted buyer of last resort, purchasing over 80% of new and recycled US debt issuance. The Interest Rate Swap tool acts like a hydraulic howitzer, in pushing down the long-term interest rates by creating false artificial demand. Without the IRSwap contract, a Morgan Stanley specialty, the US interest rates would be 6% to 7% just like Spain and Italy. The USTreasury Bond is not a safe haven, but rather a place where Weimar printing press operations persist, where decisions like SWIFT code rules are enforced like a illicit weapon, where billboards are painted to attract embattled investors of impaired toxic sovereign bonds from Southern Europe to retreat to the supposed safe haven of USTBonds.

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Currencies

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Natural Money / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Christopher_Quigley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Story of Robinson Crusoe and guest:

"If there were a monetary system on this island and I, as a shipwrecked traveller needed a
loan, I should have to apply to a money-lender for money to buy the things which you have
just lent me without interest. But a money-lender has not to worry about rats moths, rust
and roof-repairing, so I could not have taken up the position towards him that I have taken
up towards you. The loss inseparable from the ownership of goods is born, not by money-lenders, but by those who have to store the goods. The money-lender is free from such cares and is unmoved by the ingenious arguments that found the joints in your armour. You did not nail up your chest of buckskins when I refused to pay interest; the nature of your
capital made you willing to continue the negotiations. Not so the money-capitalist; he would
bang the door of his strong room before my face if I announced that I would pay no
interest. Yet I do not need the money itself, I need it only to buy buckskins."

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Politics

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Fiat Currency, Nixon, Gold and Crude Oil / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Richard_Mills

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn July 1944, delegates from 44 nations met at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire - the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference - and agreed to "peg" their currencies to the U.S. dollar, the only currency strong enough to meet the rising demands for international currency transactions.

Member nations were required to establish a parity of their national currencies in terms of the US dollar, the "peg", and to maintain exchange rates within plus or minus one percent of parity, the "band."

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Currencies

Friday, April 06, 2012

The Reserve Fiat Currency Triffin Dilemma Will Create a 3-G World / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Richard_Mills

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTrade imbalances - deficits and surpluses - between nations are one of the major reasons for financial crises. Countries become trapped in a vicious spiral - they accumulate debt because they are sustaining a trade deficit, the bigger their debt grows year after year, the harder it becomes to generate a trade surplus.

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Currencies

Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Decline of the U.S. Dollar / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn our previous article we looked at whether the U.S. Dollar was headed for a major fall or not. We demonstrated how the dominance of the U.S. dollar was almost entirely dependent on the grip it had over oil producers and this allowed the oil price to be designmnated in the U.S. dollar. The U.S. has gone to war in Kuwait and Iraq over this issue under the guise of destroying "weapons of Mass Destruction" as it appears on the verge of doing in Iran. It is no coincidence that Iran has long since ceased using the dollar to price its oil. It has also eliminated the U.S. dollar from its reserves. But of greater importance to the emerging world has been the use of the Belgian-based SWIFT system of international settlements. Not only has the move stopped the sale of Iranian oil, but it has also interfered with an important source of oil to the emerging world.

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Politics

Monday, March 26, 2012

Why Printing Money is Immoral, Value Subjectivism and Monetary Instability / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Ron_Hera

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSubjectivism is the philosophy that reality is what we perceive to be real and that no underlying, true reality exists independent of human perception. In other words, the nature of reality for an individual person is dependent on that individual's own consciousness. It follows that each person experiences their own reality that is not shared with others. What is true and what seems moral to one person may not be true or moral for another person, i.e., truth and morality are relative. In contrast, objectivism is the philosophy that reality exists independent of human consciousness; that human beings have direct contact with reality through sense perception; and that objective knowledge of reality can be obtained through perception, evidence and logic, e.g., through scientific methods.

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Politics

Sunday, March 25, 2012

U.S. Government War on Cash / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Joseph_T_Salerno

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleUnder cover of its multiplicity of fabricated wars on drugs, terror, tax evasion, and organized crime, the US government has long been waging a hidden war on cash. One symptom of the war is that the largest denomination of US currency is the $100 note, whose ever-eroding purchasing power is far below the purchasing power of the €500 note. US currency used to be issued in denominations running up to $10,000 (including also $500; $1,000; $5,000 notes). There was even a $100,000 note issued for transactions among Federal Reserve banks.

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Currencies

Friday, March 09, 2012

Should Iceland's Next Currency be Gold? / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Money_Morning

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePeter Krauth writes: My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I read this headline: "Iceland Considers Adopting Canadian Loonie."

The loonie is otherwise known as the Canadian dollar. Of course, gold would be a much a better choice as I'll explain later.

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Currencies

Thursday, March 08, 2012

How to Understand the Monetary System / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: GoldSilver

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe reason the global monetary system survives is largely thanks to the public’s blissful ignorance of exactly how it works. To paraphrase one familiar analogy, if you knew how sausage was made, would you still eat it? It’s probably safe to say that the vast majority of the world’s citizens have no clue that the integrity of the currency they work for, save and use as a medium of exchange every day rests on nothing more tangible than their respective governments’ authority to and solemn promise to tax them in the future.

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Politics

Friday, February 03, 2012

Iran’s Currency War Heats Up, And The People Rush to Metals / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

The EU and the United States have implemented fresh sanctions against Iran targeting its oil exports. The tough measures are intended to curtail Iran’s nuclear program that Western nations believe is aimed at making nuclear weapons, while Iran claims that their nuclear program is for peaceful energy generation purposes instead.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Fiat Money – The Confidence Trickster / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Jan_Skoyles

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSince immaterial money is based on nothing but confidence, a loss of confidence is, unquestionably, the biggest risk to the survival of any paper money system. – Detlev Schlichter, Paper Money Collapse

Never mind the collapse of the dollar, the Euro or any other currency, we are about to experience the mother of them all – the collapse of confidence.

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Currencies

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

U.S. Dollar being Replaced by China, Japan a Gold Positive! / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Globalization Process for the Yuan

Japan and China will promote direct trading of yen and yuan without using dollars and will encourage the development of a market for companies involved in the exchanges, the Japanese government said over the holiday weekend.

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Currencies

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Anglo-American Century and Why the Financial Engineers Hate Gold and Silver / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Jesse

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article'Nominal GDP targeting' is a way of raising the Fed's inflation target without admitting to it explicitly.

Nominal GDP means that one can meet their growth target simply by inflating the money supply to make up the difference between 'real growth' and 'headline growth.'

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Currencies

Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Money Crisis' First Blush, The Gold Pool Debate / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"I cannot think of anything which would more surely lead to a danger of all-round deflation than the collapse of international monetary confidence."
 - Roy Jenkins, then British chancellor, debate on the London Gold Pool, 18 March 1968

This SUMMER'S FIRST U.S. debt downgrade came after Washington failed to fix the debt ceiling one way or the other. Three months later, and Washington just failed again.

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Interest-Rates

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Paper Banknotes and the Indebting Of Nations, Banking, War And Bankruptcy / Interest-Rates / Fiat Currency

By: Darryl_R_Schoon

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn April 3, 1024, “the imperial Sung Dynasty began to print and circulate chiao-tzu notes [paper money] in the province of Szechwan”.

p. 11 Ralph Foster, Fiat Paper Money: the History and Evolution of Our Currency, 2nd ed., 2008

In China, paper money was a monetary form of ‘Hamburger Helper’, an addition to the royal treasury that allowed Chinese dynasties to stretch their budgets by allowing them to spend what they didn’t have.

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Currencies

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Beginning of the End of Fiat Money / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: John_Browne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week, the G-20 meetings did not produce an expanded bailout fund for the eurozone. While this may bode well for the long-term solvency of the member-states (moral hazard and all), it has also triggered a market reaction that I expect to help destabilize the common currency. Yesterday's market moves suggested that this development is good for the dollar and bad for gold. Allow me to step back from the stampeding herd to evaluate whether they are, in fact, moving in the right direction.

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Currencies

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Costless, Limitless, Meaningless Money, Part II / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIf this risks sounding metaphysical, so it should... SO a DOLLAR is still a Dollar, just as Richard Nixon told US citizens it was 40 years ago this summer.

Whether the Euro will be worth anything next week, who can say? But since then, 15 August 1971, that's all the Dollar has been – one dollar alone, rather than a quantity of rare, indestructible gold bullion, that "barbarous relic" of pre-Industrial superstition, and beloved of the 21st century's fastest-growing, wealth-accumulating societies today.

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Politics

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

We Pay Tax for the Privilege to Have Currency / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Casey_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn this video excerpt from the Casey Summit When Money Dies, Rich Dad advisor Mike Maloney explains how currency is created, "fractional reserve banking," and why our banking system is a pyramid scam of epic proportions.

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Currencies

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fiat Money and the Euro Crisis / Currencies / Fiat Currency

By: Robert_Murphy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn September I participated in the amazing Supporters Summit, held at the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in Vienna, where Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk once lectured. After my visit to Austria, I piggybacked an excursion to adjacent Slovakia where I was surprised to discover a large number of fans of the Mises Institute and Ron Paul.

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Politics

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Three Reasons the China Currency Bill Will Backfire / Politics / Fiat Currency

By: Money_Morning

David Zeiler writes: A Senate bill that aims to restore American jobs by punishing China for its undervalued currency may resonate with a frustrated American public, but it won't work.

In fact, instead creating jobs, the bill is more likely to trigger a damaging trade war with China and increase retail prices for Americans - further hurting the consumer spending that has already been undermined by high unemployment.

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