Our daughter Lindsey, near Mont Saint Saveur, Quebec, Canada. Photo taken by Ruth October 25 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Osgoode, Ontario, Canada. Just south of Ottawa.

And where are they going next? We leave November 1st for a six week trip to Romania and Moldova.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More U.S. dollar thoughts

Yesterday, the fiscal situation in Greece worsened. And Portugal became news as well as it's debt rating was downgraded.

This, strangely enough, caused a flight to the "safety" of the U.S. dollar.

Now, usually when the U.S. dollar increases in strength it causes a corresponding decrease in the value of gold. But this didn't happen yesterday. In fact, gold shot quite a bit higher. This is important because perhaps some people are starting to realize that there is no safety in the U.S. dollar. Because the U.S. is actually no better off than Greece or Portugal. It's just that the majority of the world hasn't caught on yet. It'll probably take a few more years for it to really happen, but if you think gold at $1,160 an ounce is high, wait until people figure out that it's the only real store of value.

Like I've said, it will sure be interesting to see how all of this plays out.


  1. I just like that the canadian dollar is running so close to parity and seems to be staying that way, at least for now.
    Makes it easier for us in canada to travel down in the states.

  2. It sure does, especially for you, when you go to buy your RV! I hope the dollar remains the same or is better for you when that time comes.


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