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Why the Euro and Dollar Could Reach Parity Soon

By Thursday, May 21, 2015

ECBOn Tuesday, May 19, the euro fell almost one percent against the U.S. dollar. This was mainly due to a top-ranking executive at the European Central Bank (ECB) signaling that the central bank will increase the pace of its bond buying. (Source: Financial Times, May 19, 2015.)The ECB has embarked on quantitative easing (purchasing bonds) since March of this year. It plans to increase its bonds purchases in May. Read More

Euro vs. U.S. Dollar Forecast 2015

By Thursday, April 30, 2015

Euro vs. U.S. Dollar ForecastThe euro-to-U.S.-dollar value is headed in a downward direction, despite an improving European economy. Investors should follow the lead of the European Central Bank (ECB) and cease to let economic growth forecasts fool them.A year ago, the euro was worth US$1.38. As it currently stands, the euro is only worth US$1.10—or 20% less. My euro vs. U.S. dollar forecast calls for an even lower euro wherein parity or lower. Read More

The Nine-Month Check-Up

By Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nine-Month Check-UpWith nine months behind us this year, today we look at how two popular forms of investment have done in 2014 and where I think they are headed for the remainder of the year.Starting with stocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed yesterday up 2.8% for the year. Given the risk of the stock market, 2.8% is no big gain. I wrote at the beginning of 2014 that the. Read More

A Rational Look at Gold

By Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rational Look at GoldThe fundamentals that drive gold prices higher are in full force and improving. Central banks are buying more of the precious metal (to add to their reserves), while countries that are known to be big consumers of gold bullion post increased demand.According to the India Bullion & Jewellers’ Association, India’s monthly gold bullion imports are expected to rise by as much as 50% in the coming few months—in the. Read More

Next Stop for the Paper Money Printing Press…

By Friday, May 23, 2014

Eurozone's Economic Troubles Far From OverWhen we asked our readers what they enjoy reading the most on Profit Confidential, less than 10% of them said they like to read about the eurozone. We understand it’s not a topic of interest with the majority of our readers, but I can’t stress enough that what’s happening in the eurozone right now is very critical to the U.S. economy.American-based companies have massive operations in the eurozone. Read More

Why Is the U.S. Dollar Collapsing in Value All of a Sudden?

By Thursday, March 27, 2014

Whey the Fed May Need to Reverse its Decision to Cut Back on Money PrintingWhen news first broke from the Federal Reserve that it would slow down the pace of its quantitative easing program, the consensus was that the U.S. dollar would start to rise in value as the Fed would be printing fewer new dollars and actually eliminating all new paper money printing by the end of 2014.But the opposite has happened.Below, I present the chart of the U.S. Dollar Index,. Read More

Lessons Not Learned from the Japanese (At Least, Not Yet)

By Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How Money Printing Devastated This CurrencyWhenever I got stuck solving a problem in elementary school, my teacher would say, “go back and see where you went wrong.” This lesson—“learn from your mistakes”—was taught again in high school, and then throughout my life. It’s very simple: you can’t do the same thing over and over again and expect different results. Albert Einstein called it “insanity.”When I look at the Japanese economy, I see the most. Read More

Warning: Stock Market Margin (Borrowing) Reaches All-Time High

By Wednesday, November 13, 2013

key stock indicesI’ve been writing in these pages how more and more time-proven stock market indicators are starting to scream “Danger!” for the stock market.Investors are getting too bullish on stocks (an omen of lower stock prices ahead), as seen in the American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) Investor Sentiment Survey. It shows 48% of investors were bullish towards key stock indices on November 7. Going back to just June of. Read More

Mario Draghi Bullish on Gold?

By Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It’s “fairly good protection against fluctuation of the Dollar and risk diversification,” said the President of the European Central Bank (ECB), Mario Draghi, about gold bullion recently at Harvard University. He added, “Central banks which had started a program of selling gold a few years ago substantially stopped; by and large they are not selling any longer. Also the experience of some central banks that have liquidated the whole stock. Read More

The Biggest Race to Print Paper Money in History?

By Tuesday, August 27, 2013

270813_PC_lombardiMany central banks within the global economy are involved in printing more of their paper money (often referred to as “fiat” currencies). There’s a race to devalue currencies in hopes to revive economies and maintain a competitive stance. Countries believe that by printing more of their fiat currency, they can improve their exports to the global economy, because the goods will be cheaper for those countries that have a stronger. Read More

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From: Michael Lombardi, MBA
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