The US Federal Reserve has printed several trillion dollars since spring. In doing so, its representatives reassure the public. According to them, annual inflation will not exceed 2-3% per annum for a long time. However, a completely different inflation risk has crept up on the US dollar.
What are we talking about? The US dollar has already fallen by almost 10% over the last half of the year against the basket of the major world currencies included in the DXY Index. And this fall is almost invisible. Except that the other day, the level of 1.20 was broken through in the euro/dollar pair.
However, many experts believe this is just the beginning and predict that the US dollar will fall by another 20% against the basket of currencies over the next year. Everyone knows how badly the dollar has already fallen against gold.
What does this mean?
Indeed, American citizens may not yet be too worried about rising consumer prices. The world is experiencing the worst crisis. During a crisis, prices do not go up. Let’s imagine a medium-scale production or a service company. Demand has fallen so much, even at current prices. Naturally, increase in prices is out of the question until the situation with the coronavirus is over.
But all assets issued in dollars, such as the same real estate, can fall sharply in price against other currencies.
Does this scare the American government? No, it’s not frightening. What is more, the cheaper dollar is leading to increased exports of American companies. The cheaper dollar also helps to finance the government budget, which has a huge deficit.
An additional factor contributing to the fall of the US dollar was the fact that Joe Biden won the US presidential election. As we know, Democrats welcome additional expenditure from the budget. This means that money will continue to be printed, perhaps even in greater numbers than under the outgoing White House administration.
So what should American investors do? It is fair that they go into stocks, gold and cryptocurrencies, getting rid of the depreciation of the US dollar by all means.
What awaits us today?
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