What Currency Has the Highest Purchasing Power?
Establishment economists are the first vindicators
that having a weak currency is essential to foster international trade. The utter absurdity that a nation can prosper when
their coin of the realm buys less is inherently illogical. Yet, for the globalists, maintaining the myth that promoting exports
in a system that is designed around transporting our domestic manufacturing capacity overseas is intellectually incongruent.
So what is the essential argument for having a strong currency?
If you are an economic nationalist, you will agree with Stephan Smith, when he acknowledges in How a Strong Currency Affects an Economy.
is really only one advantage to having a strong currency and that advantage isn’t usually felt buying goods and services
where parts and components are obtained, manufactured and sold all in one country. It takes international trade and the use
of different currencies to be able to feel the benefit. The primary benefit of a strong currency is to be able to get foreign
goods and services at lower prices. That’s it.”
Now if you disagree that this objective is the rational objective, you are in need of serious reflection
if you have lost your mind. At the outset, all fiat currencies are based upon the power of implemented confidence or imposed
exchange limits. Floating rates have little to do with free markets. Currencies are a measure of national policy and globalist
objectives. So when the U.S. Dollar is favored with reserve currency status, it is based upon the Bretton Woods dictates that America was the World War II victor.
Much has changed since that era. The world economy has become a petroleum based environment. Reflecting this reality
has the 10 Most Expensive Currencies in 2016 disproportionately represented by several oil rich minor countries.
“As of January 19, 2016, the most expensive currency in 2016 is not the
U.S. dollar, the British pound, or the euro. Surprisingly, the most valuable currencies in the world don’t always belong
to the wealthiest economies.
The following list of currencies gives the U.S. dollar a run for its money when it comes to the most expensive currency
in the world. All exchange rates are as of January 19, 2016.”
1. Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) One Kuwaiti dinar
2. Bahraini Dinar (BHD) One Bahraini dinar buys US$2.65
3. Omani Rial (OMR) One Omani rial buys US$2.60
4. British Pound (GBP) One British pound buys US$1.42
5. Euro (EUR) One euro buys US$1.09
6. Swiss Franc (CHF) One Swiss franc buys
Libyan Dinar (LYD) One Libyan dinar buys US$0.74
8. Bruneian Dollar (BND) One Bruneian dollar buys US$0.70
9. Singapore Dollar (SGD) One Singapore dollar buys US$0.70
10. Australian Dollar (AUD)
One Australian dollar buys US$0.69
Half of the currencies on this list may be a surprise to most. Without the reliance
upon oil, what exactly would these Arab notes be worth? However, just having a favorable exchange rate does not necessarily
guarantee access to all the goods and services that would normally be associated with affluence.
While, many Arab states have developed the most modern infrastructures on the
planet, their oil assets do not ensure that their wealth is secured going forward. As the American war machine deploys into
the region, so goes the risk and downfall for regimes that no long provide a favorable advantage against the latest villain
that is targeted for removal.
is quoted in Prepare for the Death of the Petrodollar, “The petrodollar system breaking down, where oil is no longer paid for in dollars internationally, essentially would
be the death knell to the U.S. dollar as the reserve currency. It means the U.S. can’t borrow with ‘exorbitant
privilege’ anymore, and it means the U.S. Treasury market is set for an out-of-control interest rate spiral.”
The elimination of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi
had much to do with their intentions and plans to dump the dollar as payment for their black gold. While both failed to produce
a lasting alternative, the economics of the depressed price of oil, in dollars; has created other alliances.
Most notably, Russia and China: The Dawning of a New Monetary System?, ask if the major powers can precipitate the final demise of American hegemony.
“The US is able to maintain pressure on other currencies,
currently the ruble, only as long as the petro dollar remains the major world reserve currency. This is the main reason why
Washington gets away with a seven-fold indebted dollar (i.e. total outstanding and uncovered commitments are currently more
than 7 times higher than the US GDP (US$ 17.6 trillion, 2014 est. – vs. US$ 128 trillion of unmet obligations); making
the US worldwide the most indebted country – by far.”
While the fall of the U.S. Dollar does not seem imminent, the empirical reality of paper debt obligations
is inescapable. Yet, the important point is that recent history has indicated that these insurmountable financial obligations
just do not matter very much when it comes to a soaring dollar.
Melissa Parietti contends in The 6 Strongest Currencies Vs. The U.S. Dollar in 2016 that, “The Fed's recent federal funds rate increase to 0.25% is an indicator of future strength for the U.S. dollar.
As it stands, U.S. currency has one of the strongest exchange rates in the world. After the fall of euro over the past two
to three years, the dollar has made additional gains over the yuan and the yen. This may position the dollar for more future
gains against these currencies.”
kind of upside down world exists in exchange rate trading pits? For that answer, examine the methods and schemes used by the
central banksters for controlling the financial wealth of the major geopolitical players.
For in the end, the settlement on all currencies has more to do with power politics
than fundamental economics. Bretton Woods did not establish a market based floating rate monetary system, but did create a
New World Order central banking manipulation cartel. Odds are this plot will only mutate into a newer version of the age old
money changers exchange.
James Hall –
March 30, 2016
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