Most people see currency conversion as something simple that appears because of a need to change currency. The problem is that currency exchange is incredibly complicated and there are so many different things that are analyzed when the rates are calculated. The truth is that exchange rates will always have an impact on business and since the economic recession hit many companies, the impact is a lot higher at the moment. Drastic fluctuations will affect the entire global training market.
By Rick Ackerman – Re-Blogged From http://www.Silver-Phoenix500.com
It’s always refreshing to see the stock market get the crap kicked out of it, even if it will take a 10,000-point fall in the Dow to cast out the thieves, thimble-riggers, broad-tossers, carny men, grifters, mountebanks and child molesters who have ruled the global banking system for the last umpteen years. The sleazeballs tried to run up stocks yesterday on the latest Fed ‘news’ — and what a shocker it was! Seems that the ‘done deal’ calling for tightening in September has been undone yet again. Surprise, surprise. We have stuck to our guns on this one, shouting from the rooftops for the last two years that the Fed will NEVER raise rates.
The paper currencies of all countries fluctuate in exchange rate for several reasons, mostly (but not always) due to government policies.
The exchange rate for the Euro (since 1999 when the Euro was introduced) vs the US Dollar, started around $1.18, dropped to $0.83 in 2001, jumped up to $1.60 in 2008, and now is back just below where it started, today at $1.1275 per Euro.
Tiny Switzerland is an economic powerhouse of sorts. Swiss GDP is about 1/50th of US GDP, while GDP per capita is about 5% higher than in the US. Growth in the Swiss Economy is about in line with US numbers – except the US numbers are fudged with the lowball CPI figures. Swiss unemployment is lower than the US. The appeal of its banking system to worldwide customers is legendary.