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Is the US dollar doomed? 100% tariffs on Chinese vehicles and why Japan is so hot right now

The US dollar has been the world’s reserve currency for more than half a century – but what happens when the US is running extraordinary fiscal deficits and a contentious election is looming? The yen is falling, China is buying gold, and markets are starting to ask questions.

Nab’s Head of FX Strategy Ray Attrill joins the podcast to discuss:

  • why the fall in Japanese yen has real implications for China and emerging markets
  • the threshold at which a genuine currency crisis becomes a real possibility
  • how the US has managed to avoid a crisis despite exceeding this threshold, and
  • what tariffs of 100% on Chinese imports to the US means for the US, China and others. 

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About the Author
Gemma Dale , nabtrade

Gemma Dale is Director of SMSF and Investor Behaviour at nabtrade. She is the host of the Your Wealth podcast, a fortnightly podcast for investors, featuring insights and updates from markets and finance experts across a range of topics. She provides regular market and finance commentary on ausbiz and in other media including AFR, the Australian, ABC and commercial tv and radio. Gemma was previously the Head of SMSF Solutions for nab, and the Head of Technical Services for MLC, where she led a team of specialists providing advice to advisers and their clients on SMSF, super, tax, social security and aged care.