Chris’ note: There’s a major shift coming to the global economy in August.
That’s according to Market Wizard and former hedge fund manager Larry Benedict.
According to Larry, it all ties into the U.S. dollar’s status as the dominant global currency. There’s a coalition of countries tired of the dollar’s days as top dog… And in August, they’re preparing to try to upend the global financial landscape.
This attack will shake up the status quo… and create incredible volatility.
That’s why Larry is hosting his Dollar End-Date Summit tomorrow morning, July 29, at 11 a.m. ET… to help you prepare.
He’ll showcase his strategy for not only getting through this mess… but coming out ahead on the other side of it. In fact, his strategy could add as much as $192,000 to your wealth in the coming year.
You can sign up to attend Saturday’s event for free with one click right here.
In 2001, Goldman Sachs analyst Jim O’Neill tipped the first domino to end the U.S. dollar’s dominance.
He didn’t intend to. All he saw was an economic opportunity posed by several world economies – notably, Brazil, Russia, India, and China. Later, South Africa rounded out the group.
These countries became known by the acronym BRICS.
O’Neill claimed these economies would lead the world by 2050. Due to cheap labor, rich natural resources, and promising demographics, the BRICS countries had a strong outlook.
But by 2015, it seemed like his prediction had fizzled out.
Goldman Sachs even folded its BRICS-specific investment fund into a broader emerging markets fund, saying it no longer anticipated “significant asset growth in the foreseeable future.”
Yet in recent years, BRICS has become more than just an economic theory.
The countries involved have formed a geopolitical bloc and become the chief rival of the G7.
And now, the BRICS coalition is taking aim at the dollar.
The BRICS – and other countries around the world – dislike the dollar’s reserve currency status.
Nearly all trade requires the U.S. dollar, and global financial systems operate using dollars. Most sovereign debt is priced in USD as well, which can make it expensive to service that debt.
And Western countries have weaponized the dollar’s importance.
Russia, for one, faces heavy economic sanctions due to its invasion of Ukraine, including its exclusion from the SWIFT banking network.
This unprecedented move punished Russia for failing to toe the line… And other countries noted the pressure tactic with alarm.
Now the BRICS countries are getting ready to retaliate… And the threat they pose has teeth.
Together, they make up 31.5% of the global gross domestic product (GDP). In comparison, the G-7 has sunk to 30%. Plus, at least 41 other countries have petitioned to join the BRICS bloc.
And they’ve been testing out their strength lately.
As just one example, Brazil and China are settling trades in the yuan, circumventing the USD system.
Additionally, China also came up with the petroyuan, enabling oil producers to sell their oil in yuan instead of USD.
And in 2022, central banks around the world bought gold at record levels.
That continued this year. In the first two months of 2023, three BRICS countries were among the top five gold buyers. China bought nearly 40 metric tons, and Russia bought over 31 metric tons. India bought 2.8 metric tons.
These gold reserves grant them more autonomy outside the dollar-denominated system.
And that’s not where this story ends…
The BRICS are gathering on August 22 – a little less than a month away.
There, they’ll discuss how to challenge the dollar’s global dominance.
That could accelerate Project R5… a plan to create a BRICS currency to challenge the dollar’s status. If they succeed – even partially – it will rock the financial world as we know it.
The last time something of that magnitude took place – the creation of the euro – the dollar lost as much as 45% of its value.
Commodities like oil and gold could see big movements too because of this shift.
And pretty much no one is prepared for such a scenario.
After all, U.S. debt has risen to more than $32 trillion.
Without the dollar’s reserve currency status, the pain of that debt would hit hard.
Interest rates would have to rise heavily to make our Treasurys attractive to foreign investors so we could keep servicing our debt.
A weaker currency would also mean more expensive imports. That would lead to soaring inflation. Most of us have seen firsthand how destructive that can be in the last couple of years.
And the consequences would ripple out from there.
For example, the U.S. would struggle to fund its military complex in this scenario – and I’m sure you can imagine the kind of blowback that would have.
So this BRICS summit should be on everyone’s radar. The potential consequences make this too big to ignore.
That’s why I’m hosting my Dollar End-Date Summit tomorrow morning, July 29, at 11 a.m. ET.
There, I’ll explain more about the threat to the dollar we’re seeing… And reveal how you can prepare, and profit from, the volatility about to erupt.
In fact, based on our back-test, this strategy could help you add as much as $192,000 to your wealth in a year…
That’s not something you want to ignore with the BRICS’ August meeting just around the corner.
You can go right here to automatically RSVP. I look forward to seeing you there.
Editor, Trading With Larry Benedict