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<<But you can't ignore the fact it's down 30% compared to six months ago against currencies like the BRL (2.50 then vs. 1.71 now).>>

But somehow we can ignore the fact that the dollar is flat relative to the real since last September.

All this panic about the falling dollar over the past six months seems a bit revisionist to me given the massive rush into the dollar as everyone became hyper risk averse and fled foreign markets and currencies last September.

The point we are at right now is about where we were prior to the market craziness hit and yet I don't recall the dollar's previous decline causing headlines.

This isn't to say I don't expect further weakening of the dollar, just that I'm getting tired of the alarmist nature of currency conversations (not refering to DutchMark, just the general info-sphere).

Perspective is required in all things.
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