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Rum_Pirate
05-06-2012, 06:28 PM
Which of the world's major currencies is the strongest, ie most likely to retain it's value and/or come out ahead of all the others after the Euro dust settles and the US economy stabilizes?

SMARTINSEN
05-06-2012, 07:27 PM
delecta and wardd agreeing on something, that is a first.

US dollar for the foreseeable future.

David G
05-07-2012, 09:09 AM
We're a good long way from another currency become the 'world currency'. At this point... many are projecting China to don the mantle of economic leader, which would suggest their currency as the next dominant one. By the time the U.S. fades enough to relinquish the leadership role (assuming it does)... it could be the euro that is better positioned. Or... even some dark horse that no one is thinking much about at the moment.

Dan McCosh
05-07-2012, 09:12 AM
The U.S. dollar, unless there is a shift where we would rather have jobs than dollars.

purri
05-07-2012, 07:44 PM
Rouble.

AnalogKid
05-07-2012, 07:51 PM
The only other I can think of, and is a much stronger contender that the GBP or CAD is the INR (Indian Rupee).

johnw
05-07-2012, 07:52 PM
We're a good long way from another currency become the 'world currency'. At this point... many are projecting China to don the mantle of economic leader, which would suggest their currency as the next dominant one. By the time the U.S. fades enough to relinquish the leadership role (assuming it does)... it could be the euro that is better positioned. Or... even some dark horse that no one is thinking much about at the moment.

Right now, their currency isn't even fully convertible. In fact, they've suggested special drawing rights (http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/facts/sdr.htm) as a replacement for the dollar as a reserve currency, which indicates to me that they aren't interested in making their own currency the reserve currency. DSK was in favor. http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/10/markets/dollar/index.htm