China trade war to crash US dollar

"The thinking is – at least when it comes to trade - is that the dollar is going to benefit from a trade war, which I think is wrong." - Peter Schiff


US dollar will crash & burn because of trade war with China 

…from Russia Today, Moscow

An ATM machine it is not, but makes great collateral if you have physical control.

[ Editor’s Note: Mr. Schiff brings up a topic that does need to be discussed more, the money supply, especially in the troubled trade war seas in which we now sail. The concept of issuing large amounts of Treasury notes, basically the same as printing cash, is not on the citizens’ daily economic radar.

Schiff predicts the the dollar will crash and inflation will soar. But I have to ask him two obvious questions that challenge his prediction. Is his threat prediction real, and he is not just trying to steer the market toward futures positions he has already taken? Yes, as Gordon does so love to say, “Welcome to that world”.

Why hasn’t the march to a 20+ Trillion-dollar US debt already done that? If that debt had been the result of trade wars, then his theory stands refuted. But instead, it was the result of continuing budget deficits.

And next I would challenge Mr. Schiff, with my having no formal economic education at all, the US dollar “crashing” has to be viewed in the context as to what the other major currencies would be doing at the time, as currency values in a trade war are a relative thing.

If everyone is getting hurt, then how do you predict their value dropping relatively? Sure, their debt load is a factor, but only a few do not have a lot of external debt, the majors being China and Russia.

There is where a move could come, theoretically, as their long march to accumulate increasing gold supplies in anticipation of a US financial hegemony collapse – a quite reasonable defensive move on their parts.

As for China’s currency, again quoting Gordon, try paying a cab driver in any major city in the world with Chinese money, or the ruble for that matter. In Beirut they did not even want Euros, but the US dollar Jim W. Dean ]

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– First published … June 25, 2018

The idea that a trade war between US and China is good for the dollar is complete nonsense, according to investor Peter Schiff. He believes that greenback will only depreciate.

“The thinking is – at least when it comes to trade – is that the dollar is going to benefit from a trade war, which I think is wrong. I think it’s just as wrongheaded as the concept that the dollar is going to benefit from larger budget deficits,” Schiff said.

According to Schiff, while one may think that a trade war or US budget deficits can create a dollar deficit that will prop up the greenback, in reality the world will be flooded with American currency.

“The thinking is this is going to absorb all the dollars out there and there is going to be a dollar shortage, which is complete nonsense.”

He explains that the excessive amount of dollars will be provided by the mint of US treasury bonds.

You’ve got a treasury, you’ve got a dollar. I mean, what’s the difference between a 30-day treasury bill and a dollar? You know, they’re pretty much the same thing. The only difference is people don’t readily spend their treasuries, right? They don’t go into a store and purchase something with a treasury. But they can. They can cash it in and buy something. But they’re effectively dollars. So, even though the Federal Reserve, in theory, will be shrinking its balance sheet, the US government will be expanding its balance sheet.”

Schiff says as the supply of dollars is going to grow and grow, the demand for the American currency can fall, while the US Fed will be unable to stop the dollar glut.

“Eventually, what’s going to happen is it’s going to be the demand for those dollars is going to collapse, not the supply. And when the demand for dollars collapses, then the price of the dollar collapses. You get massive inflation. That is what is coming.”

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  1. i am convinced that no one understands the economy well enough to predict anything about it……but…one thing seems sure…that china russia india etc…are looking for ways and in the process of escaping the american dollar.

    once the dollar no longer is the world reserve currency the game is up…since debt can no longer be printed away and suddenly the military can no longer be supported,,,etc etc…that is what most people outside the usal suspects say all the time….i have no way of knowing when or is going to happen…

  2. The fractional banking model has about run its’ course. This explains the introduction of the crypto currencies. As soon as the Central Bankers corral all the European countries into conformity the EU will go cashless. And once that happens the USA will also do away with cash. Money, the dollar, is a concept designed to control the little people. For the elite it’s all about the power to tax the working man. We are paying for our keep. It is a pay as you go system. Simply put, it is slavery. What is the difference between paying a working man $15 per hour in 2018 and housing and feeding a man on a plantation in 1800?

    • Plenty of full-time adult workers in the US making less than $10/hour, yet the brainwashed masses think that the rich just “work harder and smarter”. Well, only smarter in the sense Mark Twain wrote about how “Americans” admire smart dealings.

  3. Trump will do what he has always done. Charge up a fortune, collect all the upfront money, then tank it, and renegotiate with the banks, leaving the initial investors with the bill. Watching what they are doing, and listening to what they are saying, does not match. It is a bipartisan payday because insider trading is legal in the government. The transition away from predatory capitalism, will be very sweet for the 99%. We have massive abundance. We just don’t know it, because the skimming is off the charts. The great awakening is when the people decide to do math with a community oriented focus.

    • Besides, there is a magic word that will fix our economy and all we have to do is say it together.

      All fixed.

  4. JohnZ is correct. Also, everyone must remember this: Our government is a pathological liar. One cannot believe anything they say period. There is no telling what the real debt is.
    All governments have an unlimited greed for MONEY. They will spend every penny they can squeeze out of citizens from all forms of taxation. The U.S. government is technically bankrupt both morally and fiscally right now. But the end and when it arrives is very hard to predict. One word describes all of economics: Confidence. Confidence by consumers can evaporate in an instant over night. The end could come today or tomorrow who knows. But one thing is for sure: It is coming like a massive train wreck. One hundred times worse than 1929. Hope and pray you don’t live long enough to observe it. The fools running American can’t do anything right can they?
    America is gone folks.

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