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How the U.S. Debt Works

U.S. Debt

Policymakers need to start being more honest about how the U.S. debt works.

It's an age-old debate among the members of Congress. How do we cut the budget? How do we reduce the debt?

But that debate is being framed in the wrong way.

Here's what no one in Congress is telling you about how the U.S. debt works...

The End of the Petrodollar Will Slaughter the U.S. Dollar

end of the petrodollar

For the last 15 years, the U.S. dollar has been heading for total destruction due to the end of the petrodollar.

The petrodollar is a system in which every oil export around the world is priced in dollars.

It worked for 40 years – but now it’s one of five “flashpoints” that will trigger economic collapse…

It worked for 40 years - but now it's one of five "flashpoints" that will trigger economic collapse...

Russia's Gold Reserves Are a Growing Threat to the U.S. Dollar

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Russia had a rough time in 2014. Crashing oil prices and sanctions from the West caused the ruble to fall 46% to an all-time low of 80 rubles to 1 U.S. dollar. Inflation climbed all the way to 11.4%.

But Russia continued aggressively adding to its gold reserves, despite these challenges and hardships.

Russia's motives and accumulating gold stash could have a devastating effect on the U.S. dollar. Take a look...

The China-IMF Plan for a Yuan Reserve Currency Will Topple the Dollar

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China and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) want a Yuan reserve currency - and are doing everything they can to make it happen.

Their plan is already so far along that the U.S dollar could be on its way out as the world's primary reserve currency as early as October of this year.

Here's why that will create an economic crisis in the United States...

BREAKING: U.S. Debt to China Will Destroy the U.S. Dollar

US Debt

The amount of U.S. debt owned by foreign nations has never been higher.

Since Sept. 30, 2014, the U.S. Treasury has accumulated $17.8 trillion worth of debt. That’s roughly 103% of the total U.S. GDP in 2014.

And 34% of that debt – $6.1 trillion – is owned by foreign governments. Here’s why that’s such a big problem…

WARNING: China’s New “World Bank” Threatens U.S. Dollar

china's new world bank

China has just made another strike against the U.S. dollar with a new “world bank” – the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

By now 57 countries have been approved to join forces in this $50 billion global economic “superpower” cooperative – and the United States is not one of them.

Here’s what China’s new world bank means for the U.S. dollar in 2015…

Catalyst #3: China Gold Reserves Threaten the U.S. Dollar

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China gold reserves have been kept secret – but we know China is stockpiling faster than ever. And with enough of the yellow metal, China gold reserves could actually harm the U.S. dollar.

Watch the video to see how analysts know China is secretively stockpiling gold - and exactly why that poses a threat…

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

Chinese yuan

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

stocks to buy when the dollar is strong

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...