Simply put, the US economic recovery will be short lived if it depends on the dollar going to zero. By design the current US political powers wanted exactly what is happening, weak dollar improves exports and large companies overseas earnings. Unfortunately this prescription for recovery reduces the buying power of the largest consumer in the world, the USA.
This plan for recovery unfortunately seems to leave out one all important component, the US Citizen. Wall Street is getting back to their country clubs at the expense of the 10.2 % unemployed (and growing) by shorting the US Dollar and crowding the commodities trade. Remember last year when the political powers vilified investors who shorted bank stocks, well isn’t shorting the Dollar kind of un-American. What percentage of those banks bailed out where owned by foreign investors.
Over the recent quarter large companies have credited a large portion of their recovery to overseas sales. McDonalds over the past week announced sales for last month showing that US sales were down, but overseas sales were up. If you are a US Citizen you may or may not have money invested in the stock market, but you definitely have Dollars.
One thing is for sure, if you are an American, this recovery is hurting you.