Kitco News, Released on 5/11/21
Even in light of a clearly recovering economy, and new COVID cases on the decline, the government continues to inject liquidity into the financial system through fiscal and monetary stimulus, with the end result being the devaluation of the dollar and losing its global reserve currency status to China, said Danielle DiMartino Booth, CEO of Quill Intelligence.
“We are no longer in an emergency situation. If the Fed is going to insist on being an ostrich and sticking its head in the sand, while it’s pumping out $120 billion per month of quantitative easing as if we were in a depression, then yes, I see every reason for China to continue playing its very game with with the intention of eventually unseating the U.S. dollar,” DiMartino booth told Michelle Makori, editor-in-chief of Kitco News.
0:00 – Dollar losing status as reserve currency
5:38 – Fed policy tools
9:55 – What would replace the dollar?
10:56 – Biden’s fiscal stimulus plans
Danielle DiMartino Booth is CEO & Chief Strategist for Quill Intelligence LLC, a research and analytics firm. She spent nine years as an advisor to Richard W. Fisher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Danielle left the Fed in 2015 to found Money Strong, LLC, an economic consulting firm and launched a weekly economic newsletter She is the author of Fed Up: An Insider’s Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America. DiMartino Booth began her career in New York at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Credit Suisse, where she worked fixed income and the public and private equity markets. Danielle earned her BBA as a College of Business Scholar at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds an MBA in Finance and International Business from the University of Texas at Austin and an MS in Journalism from Columbia University.