The Many Definitions of Reserve Currency and the Ceaseless Resulting Confusion

By Ken Austin[1] When I was in grad school, the dollar’s reserve currency status meant something very specific – foreign central banks bought and sold dollar assets to fix (manipulate) their exchange rates. They accumulated dollars when they wished to keep their currencies depreciated to favor their export industries. Let’s call this role “Central Bank Reserve Currency”(CBRC).…

Currency Misalignment Monitor, March 2023

New monthly index tracks currency misalignment based on latest market rates Dollar is 11.2% overvalued Japanese yen 27.7% undervalued Chinese yuan 18.9% undervalued CMM is a partnership between the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and the Blue Collar Dollar Institute (BCDI). Today we are launching our Currency Misalignment Monitor (CMM). The CMM uses the…