JPM: Is the dollar's "exorbitant privilege" coming to an end?
By GCRU Gold News on Sunday, August 25 2019, 02:34 - Permalink
Given the persistent—and rising—deficits in the United States (in both fiscal and trade), we believe the U.S. dollar could become vulnerable to a loss of value relative to a more diversified basket of currencies, including gold. As we scan client portfolios, we see that many of them have far more U.S. dollar exposure than we feel is prudent. At this stage of the economic cycle, we believe this exposure should be more diversified. In many cases, our recommendation would likely be to place a higher weighting on other G10 currencies, currencies in Asia and gold.
Note: gold increased to 5% in chart.