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  • 2011 predictions: interest rates around the world

    Currency analysts pay obsessive attention to economic factors that indicate the direction of interest rates, because interest rates represent the price of a currency. Any price change has a direct impact on the currency’s value. That can mean huge gains or losses for currency traders, but it also has a big impact on what savers earn, borrowers pay, consumers shell out for imported goods, and global companies plan in terms of compensation and hiring. In 2010, the stress on various currencies became clear, causing many central banks to push interest rates to record lows. Here’s a look at how those forces could play out in 2011 in six major regions of the world:
    12/31/2010 02:03 pm

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  • Canada money controversy: Bank apologizes for 'racist' dollar bill

    Canada money controversy over an $100 banknote featuring an Asian woman prompted the bank's governor to apologize Tuesday. Critics accused the central bank of racism in the Canada money controversy.

  • Is Canada about to face US-style housing meltdown?

    Skyrocketing home prices in Canada, particularly in cities like Toronto, are fueling concerns that Canadians are overspending as they assume – as the US did – that real estate prices can only go up.

  • Central banks ease liquidity. Did they avert meltdown?

    Central banks in a surprise announcement Wednesday announce moves to ease strains in the global financial system. Central banks' moves should ease concerns over European banks but does not begin to solve long-term problems of European debt.
    11/30/2011 11:02 am

  • The Daily Reckoning Gold rises as US interest rates stay down

    Gold rises, along with the euro and Australian dollar, after the S&P downgraded its outlook on the US. Gold rises above $1,500 and silver is trading above $44.
    04/20/2011 02:17 pm

  • 2011 predictions: interest rates around the world

    Currency analysts pay obsessive attention to economic factors that indicate the direction of interest rates, because interest rates represent the price of a currency. Any price change has a direct impact on the currency’s value. That can mean huge gains or losses for currency traders, but it also has a big impact on what savers earn, borrowers pay, consumers shell out for imported goods, and global companies plan in terms of compensation and hiring. In 2010, the stress on various currencies became clear, causing many central banks to push interest rates to record lows. Here’s a look at how those forces could play out in 2011 in six major regions of the world:
    12/31/2010 02:03 pm

  • Stefan Karlsson Who's got the strongest dollar in the world?

    For the first time since 1982, the Australian dollar is the highest-valued dollar in the world.
    11/02/2010 04:02 pm

  • Stefan Karlsson Three dollars, one value

    The US dollar, the Canadian dollar, and the Australian dollar are all within a penny of the same value.
    10/14/2010 04:24 pm

  • The Daily Reckoning EU backstops euro with almost $1 trillion, US joins the fray

    The EU has pledged $1 trillion in an attempt to stem its spreading debt crisis. The US is reopening its swap line with the ECB to support a once again fragile international banking system.
    05/11/2010 12:06 pm

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