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How the Chinese Yuan Will Dethrone the U.S. Dollar

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The "Red Dragon" is awakening and the Chinese yuan is continuing to threaten U.S. dollar hegemony.

Its modernizing its financial system at a rapid pace despite China's skeptics continuing to criticize the country's potential. But they aren't just ignoring China's promising investment potential.

There is a much more worrying shift taking place - one that threatens to dethrone King Dollar and reassign the U.S.'s role from a global economic powerhouse to a second-tier currency issuer...

The Dollar's Move Is More Dangerous than You Think


With earnings season here, what's lost in the "oohing and aahing" over the incoming results is a reasoned look at what's influencing the dollar's move and, more importantly, the effect it will have on our wallets, if not today, certainly down the road.

Earnings and corporate reports are a long game, and that game is in the early innings. Investors need to understand the reasons behind the strength in the dollar, why it is likely to persist, and how we need to prepare...

How to Buy a 100% Gain on the Dollar… for Just $0.50

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Recently, some new neighbors moved in just down the street, and with new neighbors come changes.

The most apparent changes always happen outside of the house, and within a few months the house transformed as a pool, a patio, and even a sunroom became (welcome) additions. Indeed, so much changed that the neighbors around us started to talk.

You see, most people don't like change - but I welcome it.

Indeed, as traders, we actually need change in order to find a potential to profit.

And in the case of my new neighbors, changes led me to an opportunity to double up on an investment in the world's most important currency...

Strong-Dollar Stocks to Buy While the Greenback Is King

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Not all U.S. companies have been hurt by the dollar's year-long rally. Companies that share one key trait - let's call them strong-dollar stocks - are thriving.

Many multinational companies have seen the strong U.S. dollar eat into their earnings over the past few quarters. But we'll hear a different story from the strong-dollar stocks. This group of companies has little or no exposure to foreign markets.

And the factors feeding the strong dollar won't change any time soon.

That means these strong-dollar stocks are good bets for the foreseeable future...

Cash Hoarding Corporations Hurt by Strong Dollar

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Larry Fink says the strong dollar is bad for the U.S. economy. That's no surprise. But the Blackrock boss didn't mention, in his April 6 interview with the Financial Times, that the skyrocketing dollar could trip up the biggest tech companies - those that thought themselves smart for parking squillions overseas to avoid U.S. taxes.

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Stocks to Buy When the Dollar Is Strong

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The U.S. dollar is the strongest it's been in a decade.

It can be good and bad for U.S. stock markets - depending on the company.

Now is the perfect time to shop for stocks to buy when the dollar is strong. Here's what one of our experts says is a good buy...

How to Prepare for a Stock Market Crash

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Could a stock market crash occur in the wake of plummeting oil prices? If we continue to break certain low price barriers, it could.

All those new buyers loading up on oil, oil stocks, drillers, and explorers will dump their new bets like they were ticking bombs.

Here's everything you need to know to prepare for a potential stock market crash...

What a Strong U.S. Dollar in 2015 Means


Since 2008 the U.S. dollar has risen against every important currency in the world.

Its steady ascent has been good for a lot of companies, economies, and investors. 

But, if the trend continues, a strong U.S. dollar in 2015 will be bad news for some of those same companies, economies, and investors. Worse, it could trigger a global markets meltdown...

Deflation in 2015? These Four Charts Say Yes

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Deflation in 2015 seems to be upon us. And while falling prices might seem like a good thing, deflation can wreak havoc on the economy.

In a deflationary period, prices will drop, corporate profits will dry up, wages will shrink, and all of this will reinforce the conditions of recessions.

These four charts show that the U.S. has a real deflation problem now...

This "Financial Mass Destruction" Play Is All Upside


While Russia fights for Eastern Ukraine, for now, it's losing the currency war.

Thanks to a perfect storm of low oil prices, economic sanctions put in place in response to the crises in Ukraine, and capital flight, Russia's been forced to capitulate by abandoning its currency peg.

It's all reminiscent of the financial attacks on Iran and its currency.

But fortune favors the bold, and blood's about to start running in the streets of Moscow, providing us an opportunity to capture our share of profits...

Profit from China's Currency Move

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China's ambitions for superpower prominence are no secret.

But that requires recognition on the world stage.

Inevitably, that also means a greater role for China's currency, the yuan, in the global finance arena.

There are clear and visible signs that China's currency is on the march to that global position, yet until now they've been underreported.

It's an unstoppable trend, and we can take advantage by taking these critical steps...

How to Profit from a Stronger U.S. Dollar

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The Fed plans to wind down its asset purchases this month, but Japan and the United Kingdom are still buying, full swing.

Meanwhile, the European Union is just looking to get started.

And, while the Fed is expected to begin raising rates next year, Europe and Japan recently pushed theirs below zero as deflation appears to be the bigger threat.

That's sent the U.S. dollar into a major run up, with the euro and yen on the losing side.

This adds up to a global currency conflict that's giving us a very rare, very lucrative opportunity right now...

The Rising U.S. Dollar Index Will Nail Multinationals – So Do This Now


Multinational stocks have started to feel some negative ripple effects of the rising U.S. dollar index.

While a rising U.S. dollar index can have benefits, companies with a lot of global business face reduced sales and profits as their goods grow more expensive. For U.S. companies with substantial overseas sales, this means an extended period of pain.

Here are the companies investors need to watch, and the best strategy for dealing with this situation…

Will a Rising U.S. Dollar Keep Climbing?

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The rising U.S. dollar has climbed to a four-year high - but will it continue?

Appearing on the CNBC program "Street Signs" this morning (Wednesday), Fitz-Gerald explained that wobbly economies in places like Japan and Europe will force central banks elsewhere to further weaken their currencies with U.S. Federal Reserve-style easing programs

In this video, Fitz-Gerald takes a detailed look at the rising U.S. dollar and what it means...

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Hot Money Will Keep Coming to the U.S.


Hot money is flowing into the U.S., sending the dollar on a tear.

Our expert appeared on FOX Business on Tuesday to explain why investors can expect more of the same in coming weeks...

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