US Dollar Plummeting Against Commodities and Other Currencies

By Jeff Paul

The US Dollar is quickly weakening compared to commodities, cryptocurrencies and other national currencies. Is it a normal cycle? Or is it something more serious this time?

Economist and money manager Peter Schiff recently summarized the current trajectory and consequences of the falling dollar in this tweet:

The dollar has fallen to its lowest level on the US Dollar Index (DXY) since December 2014:

4-year DXY chart from MarketWatch

The US Dollar is considered one of the least-worst national fiat money in times of financial crisis because of its petro-dollar status as the world’s reserve currency. Yet everyone is beginning to understand that it will eventually lose that status and its dominance. But when?

The recent peak in the strength of the petro-dollar was also marked by a low of $40.59 for a barrel of oil in January 2016, and it has been on a clear march higher for the past six months.

3-year Oil Price Chart from MarketWatch

And, of course, many readers of this site are well aware of how the dollar has weakened against cryptocurrencies this past year. Bitcoin began 2017 at $1,000. After peaking above $20,000 per bitcoin, today you need over $10,000 to buy one bitcoin.

1-year Bitcoin (BTC) chart from CoinMarketCap

Call it a bubble if you want. Cryptocurrency supporters will say it’s the 100-year national currency bubble that’s finally popping.

The weakening dollar seems to be accelerating, and the trend will create opportunities for savvy FOREX traders. I like to use a forex trading practice account to test my theories. However, most of my real money is in cryptocurrency these days because they have stronger technical behavior of a free market.

When the dollar begins to fall and commodities rise, the currencies that usually gain in value tend to be resource-rich nations like Canada and Australia. This has been the cycle for decades. So we should expect their dollars, respectively, to continue to strengthen against the US Dollar as this trend accelerates.

Another currency to watch is the Swiss franc. Switzerland may not be rich in natural resources, but they are rich in assets. The Swiss franc is quasi-backed by a portfolio of assets including $90 billion in stocks bought by the Swiss National Bank since 2008, as reported in article in QZ, “The Swiss central bank’s $90 billion stocks portfolio is insane”:

Since the financial crisis of 2008, central banks around the world have printed money and purchased assets as an aggressive way to stimulate the economy. But none more so than the Swiss National Bank (SNB).

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The SNB has $836 billion of assets on its balance sheet. This isn’t huge as far as central banks go. The Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank (ECB), and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) all have five to six times that amount on theirs; the Fed alone has assets of $4.5 trillion (pdf). But the SNB’s balance sheet is striking compared to the size of the Swiss economy. The totality of the assets held by the Fed, the ECB, and the BOJ’s work out to 23%, 40%, and 90% of their countries’ annual GDP, respectively; the SNB’s assets are a full 127% of the Swiss GDP.

That means that the SNB has invested a quarter more than its entire economy produces in a year.

If this trend is not cyclic, but rather the beginning of the end for US Dollar dominance, nations with the deepest stack of physical gold may also see their currencies increase in value relative to the dollar. Russia has been increasing its gold reserves and has an abundance of oil and natural gas as well. Thus, the ruble could climb further.

5-year chart of Russia Gold Reserves – Source

Even the euro has climbed 20% against the dollar since its low in December 2016.

And it may spell trouble for the US economy. Peter Schiff thinks it will be a disaster:

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin disagrees. He told reporters at Davos, “Obviously a weaker dollar is good for us as it relates to trade and opportunities.” He added that the dollar’s short term value is “not a concern of ours at all.”

This even shocked IMF head Christine Lagarde, who said, “I really hope that Secretary Mnuchin has a chance to clarify exactly what he said,” at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland. “The dollar is of all currencies a floating currency and one where value is determined by markets and geared by the fundamentals of U.S. policy.”

Whether it is cyclic or indeed the end of dollar dominance; gold, silver, cryptocurrency, oil and some foreign currencies will likely continue to climb in the short term as the value of the US Dollar decreases.

Jeff Paul writes for Activist Post and is the editor of Counter Markets newsletter for libertarian entrepreneurs.


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6 Comments on "US Dollar Plummeting Against Commodities and Other Currencies"

  1. Y’all can blame Nixon for taking the dollar off the gold standard

    • Lunarcus Moonbatticus | January 29, 2018 at 10:14 pm | Reply

      Well, it’s also the Deep State / Secret Societies that murdered JFK; he was planning to shut-down the privately-owned ‘Fed’ (Federal Reserve Bank) and return the control of America’s money management and supply back to the U.S. Treasury, and back the same with gold and silver.
      ‘Dick’ Nixon, had he been el-ected in 1960, would have still removed the U.S. Dollar from the gold standard, and the silver certificates that used to circulate, and probably would have started World War lll with Castro and the then-Soviets….
      He wasn’t called ‘Trickey-Dick’ for nothing, just like Clinton being labelled as ‘Slick Willy’!

    • That only happened because the CIA atempted to over throw the government of France prompting them to demand all of their gold back at $35 an ounce as promised in the Bretton Woods agreement. We didn’t have it to give back?? Where’s all the gold going?

  2. Lunarcus Moonbatticus | January 29, 2018 at 10:17 pm | Reply

    Once Trump flushes the Deep State / Secret Government / Secret Societies down the toilet, the swamp can be further drained by turning over America’s monetary system back to the U.S. Treasury, and he can then shut-down the illicit, extortive and illegal fiat money scheme known as the Federal Reserve!!!

  3. US, a Rothschild (whore) affiliate since Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists sold us to them in the banking corporation script sales of 1783 (Bank of North America Corp), and 1791 (First Bank of North America Corp = see senate records 1791 second session for sales information – most going to overseas approx 69%), has been bled to the point of being a liability and as Deagel states, we are going to get crushed (10000 annual income for less than 60000000 remaining. Deborah Tavares has the document information of the bio-agents and the groups involved in population reduction.

    It’s a shame that every dollar we overspent was sent to Rothschild and Affiliates (Warburg, Schiff, Seif,…) to create his wet dream come true, Israel (TM) a Rothschild business, and every war since the first masonic revolution (American revolution), and wars since including WWI (out of UK), WWII (planned out of US), Mao Zedong (Rockefeller, Skull and Bones, Yale China – opuim trade of US traders financed the creation of Skull and Bones from the Russel family).

    Life being snuffed out of all life on the planet if you verify the fact that geoengineering.org and Carnicom institute are absolutely on target (Naval Intel and Space Command heading operations).

    Like panics in the past, gold and silver will mean nothing as those that manufacture money and credit created them as well as the depressions by expansion to the bubble and then retracting supply while raising interest. Got a wheel barrow ready for buying bread?

    US is masonic state and Rothschild is king Mason here with his Supreme Court of the world of talmudic law in Israel, and his Khazar capital in Astana Kazakhstan.

    Trump is part of the deep state as his handlers have shown without any doubt whatsoever. Purple pins (Phoenicia – for the King Tyre and Sidon which is Luciferian…actually Halel but Sir Francis Bacon changed out the words for the KJV and now you know what Hallelujah means – Lucifer is YH(VH).

    Cronkite, the voice of Moloch/(Melech-per talmud) is just a small example how pathetic the situation was back in the 60s. The 7 years is now (per Jesuit books and Kabbalah of what a black sun is) as all nations of the world are of the occult, kabbalist in nature with Judah-ite’s and their masonic minions putting the final touches on a world of their own. Read Begin and the Beasts, New Statesmen 1982 – “We are the master race…rule with and Iron hand…, now you know that Hitler, who knew the Halacha (all oral and written Jewish Law) is just as Jewish as Van Rosenvelt and Stalin, (Churchill was also starving to death millions in India at the same time). While the US and Israel are crushing the 9 tribes (fratricidal as well as genocidal) of those of Samaria (Schism of 931BC) who are less than 1000 now with the remaining absorbed into the Assyrian Kingdom in 722BC by Sargon II who are now Palestinians, and the rest of legitimate Christianity (Assyrian Church of the East, Egyptian Coptic, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, church of Ethiopia (all of the catholic churches that stayed away from Rome, some Orthodox) are being wiped out by Israel, US and christian Zionist frauds of protestantism which, after Luther, are paid liars that have no knowledge or decency whatsoever.

    Islam which became Judaislam soon after the poisoning of Mohammed is as Judah-ized as “Chrisianity” whose new testament was never considered the word of god by the early churches.

    WELCOME TO THE NEW TALUDIC ORDER OF OUR OWNERS SOON TO COME DOWN YOUR STREET VERY SOON (Read Nasa war paln document). Masons have spread their coffin liners by the millions around the US and there are several videos on this from driving the units to compiling the units in several locations. Your local fusion center will be death central for each state (look up yours to find it’s location).

  4. US, a Rothschild (whore) affiliate since Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists sold us to them in the banking corporation script sales of 1783 (Bank of North America Corp), and 1791 (First Bank of North America Corp = see senate records 1791 second session for sales information – most going to overseas approx 69%), has been bled to the point of being a liability and as Deagel states, we are going to get crushed (10000 annual income for less than 60000000 remaining. Deborah Tavares has the document information of the bio-agents and the groups involved in population reduction.

    It’s a shame that every dollar we overspent was sent to Rothschild and Affiliates (Warburg, Schiff, Seif,…) to create his wet dream come true, Israel (TM) a Rothschild business, and every war since the first masonic revolution (American revolution), and wars since including WWI (out of UK), WWII (planned out of US), Mao Zedong (Rockefeller, Skull and Bones, Yale China – opuim trade of US traders financed the creation of Skull and Bones from the Russel family).

    Life being snuffed out of all life on the planet if you verify the fact that geoengineering.org and Carnicom institute are absolutely on target (Naval Intel and Space Command heading operations).

    Like panics in the past, gold and silver will mean nothing as those that manufacture money and credit created them as well as the depressions by expansion to the bubble and then retracting supply while raising interest. Got a wheel barrow ready for buying bread?

    US is masonic state and Rothschild is king Mason here with his Supreme Court of the world of talmudic law in Israel, and his Khazar capital in Astana Kazakhstan.

    Trump is part of the deep state as his handlers have shown without any doubt whatsoever. Purple pins (Phoenicia – for the King Tyre and Sidon which is Luciferian…actually Halel but Sir Francis Bacon changed out the words for the KJV and now you know what Hallelujah means – Lucifer is YH(VH).

    Cronkite, the voice of Moloch/(Melech-per talmud) is just a small example how pathetic the situation was back in the 60s. The 7 years is now (per Jesuit books and Kabbalah of what a black sun is) as all nations of the world are of the occult, kabbalist in nature with Judah-ite’s and their masonic minions putting the final touches on a world of their own. Read Begin and the Beasts, New Statesmen 1982 – “We are the master race…rule with and Iron hand…, now you know that Hitler, who knew the Halacha (all oral and written Jewish Law) is just as Jewish as Van Rosenvelt and Stalin, (Churchill was also starving to death millions in India at the same time). While the US and Israel are crushing the 9 tribes (fratricidal as well as genocidal) of those of Samaria (Schism of 931BC) who are less than 1000 now with the remaining absorbed into the Assyrian Kingdom in 722BC by Sargon II who are now Palestinians, and the rest of legitimate Christianity (Assyrian Church of the East, Egyptian Coptic, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, church of Ethiopia (all of the catholic churches that stayed away from Rome, some Orthodox) are being wiped out by Israel, US and christian Zionist frauds of protestantism which, after Luther, are paid liars that have no knowledge or decency whatsoever.

    Islam which became Judaislam soon after the poisoning of Mohammed is as Judah-ized as “Chrisianity” whose new testament was never considered the word of god by the early churches.

    WELCOME TO THE NEW TALUDIC ORDER OF OUR OWNERS SOON TO COME DOWN YOUR STREET VERY SOON (Read Nasa war paln document). Masons have spread their coffin liners by the millions around the US and there are several videos on this from driving the units to compiling the units in several locations. Your local fusion center will be death central for each state (look up yours to find it’s location).
    I guess some review is necessary here.

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