The financial crisis in 2008 was just a warm up…
by Graham Summers of Gains, Pains, & Capital
The single most important asset in the world is the $USD.
The $USD is the reserve currency of the world. It is involved in ~95% of all currency transactions globally.
Moreover, it is used in 85% of all global trade. As the New York Fed notes, the $USD is used in HALF of all cross-border loans/ international debt securities. It also comprises 60% of global foreign exchange reserves.
Put simply, MOST of the debt in the world, is denominated in U.S. dollars.
When you borrow in U.S. dollars, you are effectively shorting the $USD This is especially true if your domestic currency is NOT the $USD. Imagine the impact paying back $100 million in debt if your currency is DOWN 30% against the $USD.
As a result of this, the world is on the verge of a major currency crisis. The $USD continues to roar higher…
…which is resulting in MAJOR currencies trading like microcap stocks.
The British Pound is imploding, dropping to a 30 year low. The below chart is that of the currency of the FIFTH largest economy in the world… not some tech startup!
The same is happening for Japan… the 3rd largest economy in the world.
This is going to trigger a major currency crisis soon.
I’m talking about a crisis to which 2008 was just the warm up… the crisis in which ENTIRE countries go bust.
For those looking to prepare and profit from this mess, our Stock Market Crash Survival Guide can show you how.