"The dollar has been declining steadily against most ma, jor currencies for over five years, with the Dollar Index recently falling to its lowest level of all time," commented Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D., president of Weiss Research. "So it should come as no surprise that investors are worried about it. Many appear to recognize the long-term consequences of a falling dollar on stocks, bonds, and real estate as well as the economic impact on our country as a whole."
For protection, Weiss recommends investors consider strong foreign currencies, natural resources and other assets that go up when the dollar falls. "Years ago," Weiss added, "it was difficult for average investors to buy foreign currencies or natural resources. Now, however, they are readily available through exchange-traded funds and other easy-to-trade instruments."
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