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

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Wiley, May 18, 2010 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

Not convinced by this. My problem is more with the rigor of the analysis than the conclusion. The arguments are more ideological than empirical, and the writing is repetitive and at many points ... Read full review

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Cantankerous currency exposé 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 ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

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 TheStreet.com. 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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