Fact and Comment

Forbes, Steve
April 2008
Forbes Asia;4/21/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p13
The author comments on the relatively poor performance of the U.S. stock markets. At the height of the stock market last October 2007, it was clobbered by the credit crisis. The author says the reason behind the less than lustrous performance is the ever weakening dollar. The Bush Administration and the Federal Reserve believe a weak greenback means greater exports, fewer imports and thus a smaller trade deficit. They willfully ignore the disastrous price to the domestic economy that trashing the dollar exacts.


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