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The U.S. dollar has declined about four percent year-to-date. What’s its outlook? Could the greenback recover the losses and continue to move higher, or is it only headed down from here? Recently, I had a chance to talk to Michael Lombardi, founder of investment research firm Lombardi Publishing…

Below you will find my three reasons why I believe a U.S. dollar collapse is a real possibility. There are two ways to look at this: A lower-valued U.S. dollar will increase the costs of goods consumers bring into this country. Since most of the stuff we buy…

The Brexit Could Hammer the British Pound If ever politics, finance, and literature meshed into one big multidisciplinary dilemma, the Brexit referendum would fit nicely. Shakespeare and Hamlet come to mind, but as Britain decides to stay in or leave the European Union (EU), The Clash’s “Should I…

More Downside for the British Pound? The British pound continues to succumb to pressure from the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union. This potential “Brexit” is not just a possibility, it’s a probability and the GBP to USD exchange rate reflects this. The currency has virtually plummeted…

More Downside for CAD to USD Exchange Rate The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) has warned that the Canadian dollar will come under increasing pressure this summer. The CAD to USD exchange rate, meanwhile, is slipping further, as the U.S. Federal Reserve has started to warn investors…

Time to Bail on the British Pound? A little over a month is left before Britons vote over their country’s membership in the European Union (EU) and the British pound has regained confidence. It might even be possible to suggest that the British pound is stronger as fears…

Forecasting the Euro to Dollar For the last few months, I’ve predicted that the EUR to USD exchange rate would hit parity by 2017. However, things have gotten worse in Europe and I’m starting to think we may see even wider-than-expected losses in the euro to dollar. Although…

The Japanese yen may have fallen from grace as the Bank of Japan went ultra-easy with its monetary policy. But things started to change as the USD/JPY pair started to move downward, showing the yen’s strength against the U.S. dollar. The U.S. Federal Reserve’s dovish tone recently added…

Perma-bear investor Peter Schiff says consumers have no confidence in the U.S. economy and are going to vote for anti-establishment candidates Donald Trump of the Republican Party and Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Party. The top Libertarian financial analyst advised cautious investors to follow his course, pouring their…

Good News for the Canadian Dollar? The performance of the Canadian dollar has been so ugly, the tide wouldn’t take it out. After a long period of disappointing performance, people start to give up on an asset. Mention the market around the water cooler and faces will cringe.…

Where Is the Canadian Dollar Headed? The Canadian dollar is currently in its longest period of decline since...the 1970s. The losses of the CAD to USD exchange rate are wreaking havoc across the Canadian economy, sparking fears of a full-blown recession in the “Great White North.” Is there…

Expect a Crash in the EUR to USD Dark clouds are forming above Europe’s economy, promising stormy days ahead for the euro to dollar exchange rate. The EUR to USD held up surprisingly well during last year’s Greek fiasco, but there are now too many factors weighing on…

More Bad News for the Canadian Dollar? The Federal Reserve has finally made good on its long-pending, albeit implicit, promise. At last, rates have been raised for the first time in almost a decade. So, what happens to the CAD to USD exchange rate? The Canadian dollar collapse…

Janet Yellen Signaling Confidence in U.S. Economy After seven years of near-zero interest rates, the Federal Reserve has decided to raise the cost of borrowing from 0.25% to 0.50% and the discount rate from 0.75% to 1.0%. The Fed had kept the benchmark rates set by the U.S.…

How Far Can the Yen to USD Rate Rise? The Japanese yen is in for a bumpy ride over the next few years, as all indicators point to depreciation against the U.S. dollar. The yen to USD exchange rate has been on a rollercoaster since the 2008 financial…

Downed Fighter Jet Could Be Bad News for USD-TRY After the optimism at the start of November, as the AKP Party won a decisive and stabilizing majority in the Turkish parliamentary elections, the Turkish lira (TRY) is heading for a sudden turnaround—for the worse. For investors, however, the…