Is the Declining Dollar Good News?

Steidtmann, Carl
May 2005
Convenience Store News;5/9/2005, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p84
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the convenience store industry. As was the case 20 years ago, the U.S. economy is again outperforming its European and Japanese counterparts. Again, the United States has a sizable trade deficit. And again, the U.S. dollar is under pressure. Pessimists fear that a declining dollar will put a stop to foreigners investing in the U.S. economy. If foreign investment dries up, then the dollar will drop even more as interest rates soar. While a falling dollar is a positive for the broad economy, it creates a number of challenges for convenience store retailers.


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