Bridgewater Associates founder warns of threat to dollar as reserve currency
16.09.2020, 07:02

Bridgewater Associates founder warns of threat to dollar as reserve currency

Bloomberg reports that according to Ray Dalio, founder of hedge fund giant Bridgewater Associates, the dollar’s decades-long position as the global reserve currency is in jeopardy because of steps the U.S. has taken to support its economy during the Covid-19 pandemic.

While equities and gold benefited from the trillions of dollars in fiscal spending and monetary injections, those efforts are debasing the currency and have raised the possibility that the U.S. will go too far in testing the limits of government stimulus, Dalio said in an interview with Bloomberg Television.

The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index has dropped 10% from its peak in late March as investors responded to the pandemic and efforts by central bank and government officials to contain the economic fallout. 

Dalio said in July that investors should favor stocks and gold over bonds and cash because the latter offer a negative rate of return and central banks will print more money. 

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