Skip to comments.Bernanke’s weak dollar policy
Posted on 05/06/2011 6:44:26 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
If our leaders in Washington DC wanted to stop the decline of the dollar, they could. Easily. Therefore, if the dollar is falling — and it is — they want it to fall. The dollar is falling against most major currencies and this decline has been underway, with an occasional rally, for years. Also, as we have seen, the price points for oil, commodities and precious metals have been buoyed by the declining dollar.
Here is a chart showing history of the dollar versus major currencies dating back to 1973:
Source: Scott Grannis
Scott Grannis made an excellent point in the commentary accompanying this chart [emphasis added]:
…With the Fed’s latest data release, it’s official: in inflation-adjusted and trade-weighted terms (arguably the best way to measure the dollar’s true purchasing power overseas), the dollar is now weaker than it has ever been…
The dollar is weaker than ever
There have been highs and lows as you can see from the chart, but since 2001 or so, the dollar has been declining steadily. To nail down the point, this decline has been the policy of the Federal Reserve under both Greenspan and Bernanke. This is not the fault of China or Europe or anyone else. It is not the fault of American consumers or manufacturers. The fault lies in the policies of the Fed. Scott Grannis continues in the commentary linked above:
…The Fed is supplying more dollars to the world than the world wants to hold. As a corollary, the Fed is setting U.S. interest rates at a level that is lower than they should be to balance the world’s demand for dollars with the supply of dollars…
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This Pres and his Admin and his multitude of Czars WANT THIS TO HAPPEN to our Country. This, IS their plan. DUH.
Obama has been more successful at dollar devaluation than even Carter.
Their "plan" will put us in a permanent "Great Recession" at best or worse CWII.
Personally, I'm banking on CWII so stock up beans, bullets and band-aids.
The left over revolutionaries and wannabe terrorists want their moment in the sun before they die (payback for Nixon and Hoover for CoIntelPro), the younger ones want payback for Reagan killing their precious Soviet Union.