Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Is The U.S. About To Lose Its Dominant Position On Global Financial Markets?



Simon Black, Sovereign Man: Barack Obama may have finally destroyed America’s #1 advantage

In July 1944, just weeks after the successful Allied invasion of Normandy, hundreds of delegates from around the world gathered in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire to determine the future of the global financial system.

The vision was simple: America would be the center of the universe, and every other nation would revolve around the US.

This arrangement ultimately led to the US dollar being the world’s dominant reserve currency which still remains today.

Whenever a Brazilian merchant pays a Korean supplier, that deal is negotiated and settled in US dollars.

Oil. Coffee. Steel. Aircraft. Countless commodities and products across the planet change hands in US dollars, so nearly every major commercial bank, central bank, multi-national corporation, and sovereign government must hold and be able to transact in US dollars.

This system provides a huge incentive for the rest of the world to hold trillions of dollars worth of US assets– typically deposits in the US banking system, or US government bonds.

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WNU Editor: Everyone in the world wants an alternative to the U.S. banking system .... everyone. And while Ripple is an interesting development (see above video) .... it will probably be a few more years before U.S. financial dominance has been replaced because of developments in technology and the unwillingness of foreign customers to use American financial institutions.

3 comments:

AZuLike said...

Every great nation falls. I can go on for days why, but our goverment to corrupt. Money money money.

AZuLike said...

Every great nation falls. I can go on for days why, but our goverment to corrupt. Money money money.

Aizino Smith said...

The Fed not being able to print money has benefits to a sound American political process.


Right now asswipes can print money to buy voters. They can be irresponsible and doom the future to satisfy their current needs to win office now.


The dollar being a reserve currency has corrupted American politics.

I do not fear loss of reserve currency in the long run. In the short run it might be very, very painful.