I have been sitting here waiting for it to happen, and now I think it has. What has ? Well the decline of the $ US. The Aussie $ is creeping up to and over .70 cents US, it was .63 cents about one week ago. The most worrying aspect of the future of the $ US is the comments mainly reported in the US press by the Chinese government that it, the Chinese governemnt will continue to support the $ US. You know what that means, their support will slip away. Having lived in China, one aspect foreigners have trouble understanding is that, often, yes means no, and no means yes. Also when they look at you with that kind smile, that means "I am going to screw you". Anyway there are reports in other international press that the Chinese will push for another reserve currency changing the dollar’s status. As for me, well I have been buying heaps of stuff here in the Ph, with the Australia $/peso exchange rate at its lowest level in "yonks", ( meaning years). Couldn't wait !