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...quantitative easing has worked in Japan and the U.S., and others will say it has outright failed. Regardless, as the quantitative easing was taking place in the U.S. and Japan, one phenomenon occurred: the value of their currencies declined.
For instance, since March of 2009, the U.S. dollar compared to other world currencies is down roughly 10%. The Bank of Japan took a very strong stance on quantitative easing in 2012; since then, the Japanese yen is down more than 25%.
What’s the point of all this? Quantitative easing may not do what it was originally intended to, ... (more)
...out-of-favor tar sands.
For starters, since October 2013, the Canadian dollar has slumped from USD$0.97 to USD$0.90—losing more than 0.7% of its value. This may not be good news if you live in Canada, but any resource stock that operates using Canadian dollars and sells in U.S. dollars will benefit right off the top from the falling currency.
Secondly, the cold winter that has blanketed much of North America and parts of Europe has set the stage for higher natural gas and oil prices. On top of that, U.S. crude inventories came in below expectations last week,... (more)
And the buying continues. In the second quarter of this year, central banks bought more gold. They purchased 71 tonnes of the yellow metal. (Source: World Gold Council, August 15, 2013.)
Why are these banks running towards gold bullion? It’s because they are getting out of U.S. dollars as their reserve currency. The chart below tells that story.
This chart is something gold bears refuse to acknowledge. It shows the percentage change from a year ago in U.S. dollar reserves at central banks around the world. You can see how, since 2007, the U.S. dollar has become ... (more)
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