Why Isn't The Dollar Collapsing Given Trillions In Printing?


US Congress has authorized several trillion dollars in Covid-fighting stimulus programs. So what's holding the dollar up?I

Think Outside the US

I remain amused by all the calls of hyperinflation and high inflation given the Fed has turned on the printing presses.

However, currencies cannot be viewed in isolation. 

To those expecting a total US dollar collapse, here's my word of advice. Stop being so US-centric. 

Japan Authorizes Another Trillion in Stimulus

Please note Japan authorizes another $929 Billion to Battle Pandemic.

Japan is considering a fresh stimulus package worth over $929 billion that will consist mostly of financial aid programmes for companies hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the Nikkei newspaper said on Monday. |

The package, to be funded by a second extra budget for the current fiscal year beginning in April, would follow a record $1.1 trillion spending plan deployed last month to cushion the economic blow from the pandemic.

That is a total of 2 trillion dollars for Japan. Adjusted for the relative size of the economies, that is an amazing amount.

China Unveils US$500 Billion Fiscal Stimulus

Also note that China unveils US$500 billion fiscal stimulus, but refrains from going all-in.

Key Points

  • China will increase its budget fiscal deficit to a record 3.6 per cent of gross domestic product this year, up from 2.8 per cent in 2019
  • This is the first time the ratio has exceeded 3 per cent – a red line for decades.
  • Beijing will also issue special treasury bonds for the first time since 2007 and increase the local government bond quota as it fights the pandemic

Supposedly that is not "All In." And given what is going on elsewhere it isn't. 

But the Yuan is not a component of the US dollar index. And it is important that China is crossing red lines.

Unprecedented EU Stimulus

On April 23, the EU leaders announced ‘Unprecedented’ Stimulus Against Pandemic.

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