Making Sense of the Dollar: Exposing Dangerous Myths about Trade and Foreign Exchange

Making Sense of the Dollar: Exposing Dangerous Myths about Trade and Foreign Exchange

by Marc Chandler
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Making Sense of the Dollar: Exposing Dangerous Myths about Trade and Foreign Exchange by Marc Chandler

Has the greenback really lost its preeminent place in the world? Not according to currency expert Marc Chandler, who explains why so many are—wrongly—pessimistic about both the dollar and the U.S. economy.  

Making Sense of the Dollar explores the many factors—trade deficits, the dollar’s role in the world, globalization, capitalism, and more—that affect the dollar and the U.S. economy and lead to the inescapable conclusion that both are much stronger than many people suppose.  

Marc Chandler has been covering the global capital markets for twenty years as a foreign exchange strategist for several Wall Street firms. He is one of the most widely respected and quoted currency experts today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781576603215
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/19/2009
Series: Bloomberg Series , #18
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,318,326
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Marc Chandler joined Brown Brothers Harriman in October 2005 as the global head of currency strategy. Previously he was the chief currency strategist for HSBC Bank USA and Mellon Bank.
Marc is a prolific writer and speaker. In addition to being frequently called upon by newspapers and news wires to provide insight into the developments of the day, Chandler's essays have been published in the Financial Times, Barron's, Euromoney, Corporate Finance, and Foreign Affairs. He is also the contributing economic editor for Active Trader Magazine and to Marc appears often on business television and is a regular guest on CNBC. He frequently presents to business groups and investors.
His current research projects include global imbalances, Islamic finance, and the relationship between savings, investment and growth.
Marc has been analyzing, writing and talking about the foreign exchange market for more than 20 years. He holds a Master's degree in American history (1982) from Northern Illinois University and a Master's in International Political Economy from the University of Pittsburgh (1984). He has taught classes on International Political Economy at New York University since the early 1990s, where Marc is an associate professor.

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Making Sense of the Dollar: Exposing Dangerous Myths about Trade and Foreign Exchange 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
Marc Chandler is one of the most widely respected, prolific pundits on currency markets and foreign exchange. In this book for lay readers, he summarizes "dangerous myths" about currency markets and foreign exchange. The myths are dangerous because they can lead to the kinds of mistakes in public opinion that generate disastrous political and economic policymaking. getAbstract recommends this accessible book and finds that Chandler does an excellent job of summarizing and countering some of the most wrongheaded, naïve or confusing blunders, blinders and bewilderments that vex discourse about the dollar, the trade deficit and the economic strengths of nations.
bridget3420 More than 1 year ago
This book shows how American's aren't actually in that bad of shape with the current recession. Chandler states that, "The credit crisis of the U.S. dollar, nor will the euro or yuan replace the dollar as the world's currency. The U.S. economy is much more durable and innovative than people suppose, even in the face of market turmoil. Policy makers, investors - and the public - need to start thinking about the dollar and trade in a different way." Here are just a few examples of how Marc explains the following myths: * The trade deficit reflects U.S. competitiveness. * Current account deficits drive currencies. * Labor market flexibility is the key to U.S. economic prowess * Globalization has destroyed American industry. * The dollar's privileged place in the world is lost. I tend to be an optimist so I thought this was a great book to help me understand that maybe the country I live in, isn't as bad off as I thought. If an expert is optimistic, that gives me more hope than I already had. If you're worried about the current state of U.S. currency, I recommend this book.
ALMONTY More than 1 year ago
Regardless of your background, you have been drawn into the dark world of foreign exchange or FOREX. Whether you know it or not, THE DOLLAR will become the number ONE issue to confront an American public long removed from financial realities. Swirling around one bad economic headline after another, is the constant chatter of the end of the American era, the demise of the dollar. With the current financial crisis swallowing American pride, we are groping for direction. With Washington rushing Americans headlong into a strange new world, deepening doubts about our ability to survive. This book sheds a bright light in an easily understood manner of the realities for the dollar. Chandler de-mystifies foreign exchange providing the sound basis for an easy understanding of whats, whys and hows concerning FOREX and the US dollar. He does so through a convincing set of arguments that also lay out a potential for significant rewards. He presents real alternatives to all the negative headlines and doom sayers that indicate that America is dying as a world power I strongly recommend that our new President along with Oprah read, promote and understand this book. Withstanding the current economic crisis while bearing up to the realities of a President on OJT, the dollar is set to continue as the main currency of the world. Chandler knows his stuff. So should you!