Thursday, September 20, 2007

Falling Dollar Is Creating Asset Inflation

After US Fed had cut interest rates by 50 basis points, dollar has been falling steadly against major currencies. This will further lead to rise in other assets like commodities, stocks. Again for the past few trading sessions, gold, copper, zinc, lead, agri commodities and crude oil are rising and are at their all time highs. Stocks across the globe are rallying for the past few days. Dollar investors are pulling their money and pouring it into these assets. This is creating inflation in stocks, commodities and thus central bankers job is now much more difficult to manage inflation. This hightened levels of asset inflation does not agour well for growth and interest rates. Investors have a tough time managing their portfolio as volatility will rise along with hightened greed of market participants.