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9 ETFs To Play Currency Debasement

As developing nations continue to implement loose monetary policies, keep interest rates low and boost money supply, a nation’s debt and currency debasement should me of much concern. 

Most recently, a study indicated that the U.S. national debt has ballooned nearly 12 fold over the last 30 years.  Additionally, over this same time span the ratio of debt to GDP has gone from nearly one-third to 85%.  During this time of exploded debt, GDP has only expanded 5.3 times, indicating that debt is growing at twice as fast as the U.S. economy.  Similar trends have been seen in Europe, in particularly Greece, Spain and Portugal.

Some concerns of this exponential growth in debt include hyperinflation, as a result of printing more currency, a decline in the value of a nation’s currency, better known as currency debasement, and increased costs of borrowing, which make it difficult to chip away at deficits. Read More…

ETFs For Currency Debasement

As the crisis in Europe continues to take its toll on the markets and bank borrowing costs rise, a nation’s debt and currency debasement should me of much concern. 

Most recently, a study indicated that the U.S. national debt has ballooned nearly 12 fold over the last 30 years.  Additionally, over this same time span the ratio of debt to GDP has gone from nearly one-third to 85%.  During this time of exploded debt, GDP has only expanded 5.3 times, indicating that debt is growing at twice as fast as the U.S. economy.  Similar trends have been seen in Europe, in particularly Greece, Spain and Portugal. Read More…

ETFs For Currency Debasement

As the crisis in Europe continues to take its toll on the markets and bank borrowing costs rise, a nation’s debt and currency debasement should me of much concern. 

Most recently, a study indicated that the U.S. national debt has ballooned nearly 12 fold over the last 30 years.  Additionally, over this same time span the ratio of debt to GDP has gone from nearly one-third to 85%.  During this time of exploded debt, GDP has only expanded 5.3 times, indicating that debt is growing at twice as fast as the U.S. economy.  Similar trends have been seen in Europe, in particularly Greece, Spain and Portugal.

Some concerns of this exponential growth in debt include hyperinflation, as a result of printing more currency, a decline in the value of a nation’s currency, better known as currency debasement, and increased costs of borrowing, which make it difficult to chip away at deficits. Read More…

ETFs For Currency Debasement

By Kevin Grewal

As developing nations around the world have turned to government funded stimulus packages to ignite their economies, a nation’s debt and currency debasement should be of much concern. 

Most recently, a study indicated that the U.S. national debt has ballooned nearly 12 fold over the last 30 years.  Additionally, over this same time span the ratio of debt to GDP has gone from nearly one-third to 85%.  During this time of exploded debt, GDP has only expanded 5.3 times, indicating that debt is growing at twice as fast as the U.S. economy.  Similar trends have been seen in Europe, in particularly Greece, Spain and Portugal.

Some concerns of this exponential growth in debt include hyperinflation, as a result of printing more currency, a decline in the value of a nation’s currency, better known as currency debasement, and increased costs of borrowing, which make it difficult to chip away at deficits.

Some experts suggest that this trend in the developing world, in particularly the United States, is likely to continue as nations have become accustomed to borrowing extraordinary amounts of money and printing extra currency to stay afloat.  If this is the case, than inflation will be inevitable and currency values will diminish. 

Some possible ways to protect against currency debasement and increases in inflation include the following: Read More…

4 Commodity ETFs Destined To Prosper

By Kevin Grewal

As economies around the world continue to grow and develop, commodities are likely to remain attractive and for good reason.

Emerging markets are anticipated to grow at exponential rates in the coming year.  China is expected to grow at a rate greater than 8%, India is expected to grow close to 7% and other nations in Africa and Latin America are expected to show some signs of prosperity as well.  To add to this growth, developed nations like the United States are expected to grow which will further bolster upward pressure on commodity prices.

In fact, supply and demand forces have already been taken putting pressure on commodity prices evident through the recent uptick seen in the Batic Dry Index (BDI).  The BDI is an efficient indicator of future economic growth and production and measures the price of shipping dry bulk.   As international demand of commodities increases, the price to ship dry bulk generally increases as well. Read More…

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