Jun 11 2012

US dollar safety bet – Investors crowd into US dollar trade. How long will this last?

The US Dollar trade is becoming a heavy bet for investors.  I don’t like trades that are based on negative aspects.  The US Dollar is benefitting from the Euro crisis and the overall safety bet.  Yet this isn’t exactly the best way to invest.  This is like choosing the best of the worst companies and […]

May 17 2010

Euro approaching U.S. dollar parity? Euro back to 2006 levels and falling against the dollar.

The Euro doesn’t seem to be responding all that well to the $1 trillion Euro bailout.  First, you have countries like Greece that if they had their own currency, would simply devalue their currency and try to make their economies more competitive.  But with the Euro you have countries like Germany with much larger economies […]

May 12 2010

Gold rally continues – Investors seek safe haven in currency devaluation world.

Gold continues a decade long rally and reaches a new peak price as world governments find the need to increase debt and fire up printing presses to deal with balance sheet problems.  It isn’t that gold is necessarily special in any way but investors are seeking a safe haven when currency markets are fluctuating wildly.  […]