The Net Age

Fears of a dollar's imminent demise are premature. It is not the US dollar that is likely to collapse but the Euro. The European Central Bank (ECB) is the only institution buying bonds with negative interest rates. That’s why rising long term interest rates in the US will undermine Euro.
The US dollar demise will only happen as part of a transition process toward a different reserve currency. Meanwhile keep in mind the dollar is still the dominant exchange currency of the world.
The foreign exchange, called ‘FX’ or ‘forex,’ is the marketplace where countries from around the world exchange currencies. It is the largest market in terms of trading volume, surpassing the credit markets and the trade of goods and services. About half of the approximately $5 trillion of transactions that are settled daily are denominated in US dollars. It is estimated that approximately 70% of the physical paper dollars in circulation are held outside the United States, mostly in $100 notes.
Find out what the symbols on the dollar reaveal about how the US dollar became the reserve currency of the world.
Print length : 58 pages