If you’ve watched any real estate videos or economic news on YouTube lately, you know that there are people who believe the US dollar will soon lose its reserve currency status. But is this true?
It’s unlikely. The main reason cited by a lot of these video creators is China’s growing economic clout. For decades now, people have been worried about China overcoming the US economically, but that just hasn’t happened. China has a lot of problems that preclude it from overtaking the United States anytime soon.
Here are several reasons why it is unlikely that the U.S. dollar will lose its reserve currency status in the near future:
1. The size and stability of the U.S. economy. The United States has the largest and most stable economy in the world, with a GDP of over $22 trillion. This makes the dollar an attractive currency for use as a reserve currency, as it is backed by a large and stable economy.
2. The depth and liquidity of U.S. financial markets. U.S. financial markets, including the stock market, bond market, and currency market, are the largest and most liquid in the world. This means that it is easy to buy and sell U.S. assets, and there is always a market for U.S. dollars.
3. The dominant role of the dollar in international trade and finance. The dollar is the most widely used currency in international trade and finance, accounting for over 60% of global foreign exchange reserves and over 40% of global debt securities. This makes it the default currency for many international transactions, and gives it a dominant position in the global financial system.
4. The lack of a viable alternative. While there are other currencies, such as the euro and the yen, that are used as reserve currencies, none of them are as widely accepted or as stable as the U.S. dollar. This means that there is currently no viable alternative to the dollar as a reserve currency.
While there are concerns about the long-term viability of the U.S. dollar as a reserve currency, these factors suggest that it is unlikely to lose its status in the near future.
If you’re here because you want to learn more about the economy and real estate, you’ve come to the right place! Real estate coach and attorney Brian Gormley has several product offerings to help you get your real estate investing career started. Check out the Real Estate Masterclass or Private Coaching and get started today!