Craig Shapiro, our Macro Advisor at LaDucTradingEDGE, wrote a strong opinion piece back on Feb 12th – before US removed Russian banks from SWIFT and restricted the Russian Central Bank:

“Russia is not attacking Ukraine. They are attacking the US$. The end game has started.”

For a thoughtful counter to this thesis, Samantha invited Marc Chandler, Chief Market Strategist at BannockBurn Global FX, to support his views that this European conflict can make the USD stronger.

Watch this debate and decide for yourselves as we discuss USD implications – from market positioning, to how to value gold and/or bitcoin, to USD hegemony.


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