Precious metals and Cryptocurrencies replace US Dollar as a safe-haven asset in times of economic uncertainty. The US dollar has been the mainstay of the global economy. With its world-wide acceptance and liquidity, the USD holds sway over the economies of many countries. The US dollar is also known as the “world’s reserve currency”. Thus, the US dollar and the currencies of other countries are highly regarded and are commonly used for international trade transactions.
But with the rapid growth in the number of gold bullion buyers of precious metals, the demand for the USD has declined, especially during times of economic uncertainty. In fact, the US dollar is not only under attack by the rise of precious metals and other cryptic but it is also being overtaken by the Asian reserve currency, the Singapore dollar (Singapore dollars). As a result, many US companies are looking for safe-haven assets that can offset the decline of the US dollar in terms of global trade. In addition to this, the rise in the supply of gold in the world market has increased the demand for the US dollar in terms of monetary policy, political influence, and economic stability.
But since there is no shortage of precious metals, what is the reason why the US authorities are trying to stop the importation of precious metals and the rise of the US dollar? The reason is the increase in the gold and silver reserves of the Chinese, India, and Pakistan. These countries have a large share of the world’s supply of precious metals, especially the precious metals like gold, silver, palladium, platinum, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium, platinum, palladium, and the like.
According to some experts, it is not wise to prevent the importation of precious metals, especially if China, India, and Pakistan are able to purchase so much of these precious metals on the open market. Indeed, the US authorities should continue to export its own gold and silver reserves because that will serve as its backup for its gold and silver reserves.
On the other hand, it would be interesting to note that China is now the biggest importer of precious metals. It is estimated that Chinese demand for gold has increased more than sevenfold in the last few years. If China’s demand continues to increase at its current pace, then it is very likely that the US dollar-based economies will no longer be able to maintain their dominance in the global economy. Therefore, it would be interesting to note that the US administration is concerned about the rising Chinese demand for precious metals as a cause for economic uncertainty. Thus, the US authorities have implemented a series of new rules and regulations to control the influx of precious metals into the United States economy.
One important note to remember is that most countries who import large volumes of gold and silver are developing countries. For example, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Zambia. These countries have large stocks of gold and silver mines and are now developing countries with little money in reserve. Thus, any economic instability or crisis in these countries will affect the ability of the developing countries to purchase and store large amounts of gold and silver, thus weakening the power of the US dollar-based economies.