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    "A Matter Of Time" Before U.S. Dollar Loses Its Status As World's Reserve Currency

    Rogers: Sell U.S. dollar, buy real and yuan

    http://today.reuters.com/news/articl...&from=business

    Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:57am ET

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - It's only a matter of time before the beleaguered U.S. dollar loses its status as the world's reserve currency and medium of exchange, U.S. fund manager and author Jim Rogers told Reuters in an interview.

    "The dollar is a terribly flawed currency," said Rogers, who co-founded the Quantum hedge fund with billionaire investor George Soros in the 1970s.

    He urged investors to switch to the Brazilian real <BRBY> and Chinese yuan <CNY=CFXS> instead.

    "You should hold as few dollars as possible. The dollar's decline would go on for years to come," he added.

    The dollar has so far lost nearly 12 percent against the euro <EUR=> this year, around 14 percent against sterling <GBP=>, and roughly 9 percent versus the Swiss franc <CHF=>, as investors became concerned that U.S. economic growth was slowing and that the interest rate differential with Europe may narrow.

    Investors expect the Federal Reserve may cut the fed funds rate, currently at 5.25 percent, next year, eroding the greenback's yield advantage over other major currencies.

    The market's renewed focus on the widening U.S. current account deficit, a measure of the country's trade and investment flows, has also contributed to the dollar's <.DXY> recent decline, analysts say.

    Rogers further outlined a gloomy scenario for the once-mighty dollar.
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    thumper Guest
    i sorta wonder if this is a good thing.

    the fiat is currency is flawed from the get go, bleeding us dry. i imagine the whole thing like a death by a thousand cuts. except what's coming up is more like decpitation. sometimes its neccesary for things to get really bad before they are ultimately corrected. it's darkest before the dawn, as AJ would say. heck, even hitler had the sense to switch to a barter system after the mega hyper inflation. and of course we JFK had plans to abolish the Fed as well.

    maybe that's why the illuminati offed them?

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    BASE701 Guest
    I'm no economist, but it seems to me that the loss of manufactoring jobs in this country is to blame. If a currency isn't backed by assets, it must be backed by potential. Correct? By losing our potential to produce, our currency has no choice but to lose value.

    The whole idea of globalization, and a one world gov. is coming into focus. Until recently, I never saw it coming.

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    thumper Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by BASE701
    I'm no economist, but it seems to me that the loss of manufactoring jobs in this country is to blame. If a currency isn't backed by assets, it must be backed by potential. Correct? By losing our potential to produce, our currency has no choice but to lose value.

    The whole idea of globalization, and a one world gov. is coming into focus. Until recently, I never saw it coming.
    but did you know that the Bank of Exports is SUBSIDIZING ourtsourcing to China and other places?

    as AJ says, it's the willful deconstruction of the American economy.

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