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Author: qaddy Three stars, 500 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 463544  
Subject: Re: bye bye US$ Date: 2/25/2005 10:00 AM
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Plunger,

Forgive my ignorance.

Where should an investor's money be if we knew with certainty that the dollar is deflating?

Foreign currency, foreign stocks?
Precious metals?
Commodities?
Shorts and shortside of options?

If I live in the US and all my money is spent here do I really care if the dollar is deflated and I am fully invested? The value I have invested doesn't change relative to anything I can buy here, i.e. I rise and fall with the tides of my currency. Is that sophistry?

One thing I do understand is that weakening dollar hurts debtors and helps lendors, effectively increasing their interest return.

I really wish I had taken a macro-economics course in school. Only did the intro and micro.

qaddy
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