Financial Sense Newshour
For more than half a century, the U.S. dollar has been not just America's currency but the world's. It is used globally by importers, exporters, investors, governments and central banks alike. Nearly three-quarters of all $100 bills circulate outside the United States. The dollar holdings of the Chinese government alone come to more than $1,000 per Chinese resident. This dependence on dollars, by banks, corporations and governments around the world, is a source of strength for the United States. It is, as a critic of U.S. policies once put it, America's "exorbitant privilege." However, recent events have raised concerns that this soon may be a privilege lost.
Changing Tides—The Impact of $125 Oil
Jim and John also discuss Goldman's commodity call and the potential for Quantitative Easing 2.5 or 3.0. Trend Trading's Michael Covel sees breakouts in gold and silver
Ray Griggs—Producer/Director of the documentary "I Want Your Money"
US government debt on an unsustainable path, country at a crossroads
Joel Salatin—A workable solution to soaring food prices in the next decade
Preparing for the “crisis window”—Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm in Virginia offers workable solutions to the average person in how to mitigate the projected tripling of food prices in the next decade
In Diary of a Professional Commodity Trader, Peter Brandt provides a play-by-play diary of his 2009 trading, offering an inside look at the difficult process and what it takes to excel at such a demanding endeavor.