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Currencies

FOMC Meeting Today: A Tale of Two QEs

FOMC Meeting Today

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting today marks 2015's inaugural meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy makers.

It's only been a month since the last meeting convened. But a lot has changed. It's following big stories in the way of global central, particularly from the European Central Bank.

Here's how this QE story will play out, and why today's FOMC meeting will just be noise in a much more troubling outlook for central banking...

China's Yuan Enters the Currency "Big Leagues" to Take on the Dollar

China's yuan

I've been following one of the biggest "stealth" stories of the year: the rise of China's yuan as it gears up to take its place on the world stage.

Towards this very goal, China has taken steady, calculated steps for some time.

It's also no secret that China and Russia have a "special relationship" that will drive this trend.

China is likely to help its neighbor in this time of need, and the longer-term global implications could well be dramatic...

Get Your Share of an Extra Trillion Euros

When Gutenberg introduced the printing press to Europe, he never could have imagined this.
Like so many revolutionary inventions, it's proven a doubled-edged sword.

The U.S. Fed has begun winding down its latest QE program (for now), and the baton's already been passed to Japan with its own massive easing campaign.

But lack of inflation and concerns about outright deflation are again gripping Europe.

So the latest "noise" from the IMF and European Central Bank (ECB) is signaling that Europe is about to crank up its own printing press.

While the implications may be serious, the profit opportunities are even bigger...

Stay Ahead of This (Massive) Currency Shift

China's political and economic presence surges daily. Lockstep with that surge is the growing significance of its currency.

Along with China's emergence as the world's second-largest economy, its yuan recently displaced the euro and became the second-most used currency for international trade.

Chinese leaders are intent on internationalizing their currency by growing its acceptance, perhaps even challenging the U.S. dollar as the new reserve currency, a trend I've highlighted here before.

To reach that goal, new yuan trading centers are being established.

But the location of the next major trading hub is almost certainly not where you'd expect.

And the implications will redefine the power centers of global commerce... Full Story

The Golden Yuan Is Coming – Here's How to Play It

The U.S. dollar has been the world's de facto reserve currency for almost 90 years.

But this financial dominance may be nearing its end.

In recent years, China's been floating the idea the yuan should take on the dollar's role as the world's reserve currency.

In fact, the Chinese have already negotiated numerous bilateral trade deals that completely bypass it.

And they've even called for efforts to "de-Americanize" the global economy.

Whatever happens, China's economic rise foreshadows increased influence.

It's a trend that not only has serious implications, but also great profit opportunities, if you know what to expect...

Time to Buy These "Out of Print" Assets

From the Editor: We've been tracking this threat for years, ever since Keith Fitz-Gerald brought it to your attention back in January 2010. Today, Resources Specialist Peter Krauth weighs in on some recent developments in this story, because three of the commodities he covers can protect you. The Fed can't print these things... Here's Peter:
Central banks may have foolish policies, but central bankers are no dummies.
They know exactly what they're doing. They even comprehend a few of the implications, too.
Which is why it's interesting that some American central bankers have suggested doing away with the debt ceiling altogether.
Famed investor Marc Faber recently said, "The question is not tapering. The question is at what point will they increase the asset purchases to say $150 [billion], $200 [billion], a trillion dollars a month."
Faber expects the Fed's current QE4 to become "QE4-ever."
That could mean years of money printing and ultra-low rates.
Even bond king Bill Gross recently chimed in his latest monthly outlook that "The United States (and global economy) may have to get used to financially repressive - and therefore low policy rates - for decades to come."
Either way, don't depend on the Fed to save you. You can save yourself

And now you'll need to...

How to Profit From the Currency War

Money pyramid If you want to know how to profit from the currency war, just look to Japan.

That's because Japan's aggressive move to cheapen the yen in order to stimulate its own economy is working.

Of course, Money Morning's Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald predicted this would happen months ago, and he was dead on.

But even if you missed the first moves in this currency war, it's not too late to profit.

To hear Keith explain how investors can still take advantage of the "race to the bottom" and profit from the global currency war,

click here.

Why Your Financial Future Will Be Built Upon the Chinese Yuan

Currency yuan

It’s the Yuan’s world, and the West is just living in it.
It’s no coincidence that Yuan-settled trade jumped 41.3% - to nearly three trillion Yuan - in 2012, after it increased by more than 300% in 2011.
In fact, since June 2005, the Chinese Yuan has risen 24.66% against the U.S. dollar, backed in part by 1.3 billion consumers and real assets. To borrow a tech term, China's currency is the world’s new “killer app.”
Here’s how you can make it part of your investing future

Is Japan About to Fire the First Shots in a 1930s Style Currency War?

The great currency risk right now is not the "race to the bottom" you hear about, but a full-blown 1930s-style currency war.
This is not front-page news yet, but I have a sneaking suspicion it will be shortly...
It's going to blindside Washington and most of Europe, where central bankers, politicians, and economists fail to recognize that events from nearly 100 years ago are now primed to repeat themselves. Worse, it will devastate an entire class of investors who have put their faith in the current economic dogma of endless bailouts and money printing.
I'll explain what happened in 1931 in a moment. But first, ironically, this currency war won't start because of international problems. Instead, it will be touched off in earnest because of domestic concerns - only not American ones.
Here are three reasons I think Japan will fire the first shots.

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