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The dollar has enjoyed a meteoric rise since the middle of 2014, reaching highs against major currencies not seen since before the global downturn.
Analysts generally believe the momentum will continue gathering pace during 2015 despite a growing school of thought forecasting quite the opposite for the world's trading currency.
First, let's take a closer look at the background of the dollar and its rise in importance over the last 70 years. It's a tale containing Machiavellian twists and the creation of artificial dollar demand around the world:
It is widely believed that current dollar strength is more to do with relative weakness in other economies, with growing concerns that a potential devaluation of the currency is imminent. It's far from plain sailing for the green back, particularly when influenced by some pretty powerful forces:
The dollar's demise has been subject to speculation for many years, mainly due to highly convincing arguments for its collapse like a soaring debt mountain, deficit, unbridled money printing, demographics, rise of China, death of the petro-dollar and sundry other potential catalysts. However, the fact is the dollar is still the global trading and reserve currency and is likely to remain so – by whatever measures the US government deems fit to keep the status quo.
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