Turkey’s Latest Currency Move!

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Having defied internal and external economic logic by repeatedly cutting interest rates, Erdogan opted this week for a new set of measures to stabilize its currency. What should we make of Turkey’s latest currency move?

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Author — IsaacScharp

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Author — How Money Works

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This is epic. I have been watching many videos about Turkish Lira and the inflation. But nobody could explain the situation in these very details like what Patrick did!

Author — Karlkim Suwanmongkol

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Author — Jan Se

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Excellent video as always! Small note: you said that dollarization, or, more generally, currency substitution, comes about because the local currency is not working as a medium of exchange. I think that the local currency is still a medium of exchange for day to day transactions, where it definitely fails is a store of value. The current situation in Turkey, as in other emerging economies with similar problems (Argentina, ...), can be probably better described as bimonetary, or multimonetary, as also considerable amounts of savings are in Euros (geographical proximity and trade relationship) or Swiss francs (related to residential Real Estate loan hedging and other financial special cases).

Author — Andrés Mlinar

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Subbed, so straight forward and easily digestable explanations, also touching on aspects I havent seen others touch on. Thank you for helping me understand international economy better.

Author — Ziltch

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Great summary and explanation! I was astonished that individual people in Turkey can still own US$. In the many argentine government bankruptcies it was standard practice to confiscate (rob) US$ from everyone. Happens early on in Argentina and is the sure sign that bankruptcy is unavoidable.

Author — Joerg Mueller

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Wow. I'm surprised how you presented it in a simple and effective manner for people who doesn't understand the complexities of economics! Keep it up!

Author — Jan Kevin Rico

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They decided that their inflation is bad so they decided to print money so the inflation doesn't have the bad feels. This will work out perfectly. It always does. Always.

Author — BadxxxMonkey

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Just discovered this channel, and as a common Turkish person, I love the way you simplify it. I am bad with English as well as economics but you sir, you made me understand it no problem

Author — Mr Jukerino

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Just get Elon Musk to tweet about Turkey and watch the Elon Markets Hypothesis work its magic.

Author — some guy

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Thanks Patrick, every video you make is genuinely very informative, as opposed to most financial news channel where you feel like the narrator knows as much if not less than you do about the situation.
Your content is always clear and concise, finally a financial analyst I feel I can trust.

Author — Tyranny\\Incorporated™

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Absolutely lucid, thorough, and objective analysis. Thanks.

Author — Ken Kitchin

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Thank you Patrick! You've become my #1 source for finance & business news. Keep up the good work.
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Author — João Neves

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I have huge respect for you sir, great insight in every economic event. keep up the good work.

Author — Devendra Dave

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What an odd way to increase interest rate without increasing interest rate

Author — Mustachewarfare

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I remember the 90s when I visited Turkey as a child. You would see construction sites that seemed abandoned everywhere. When ask why there are so many unfinished buildings the locals explained, people don t have time to build but they already bought the material because the lira would loose value faster than bricks and rooftiles. So it seems turkey is back to the past or back to normal. But honestly, who would risk putting savings into this currency when they have it in dollars or gold? Sounds like a risk with little gain.

Author — Monsterpala

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I suspect this will backfire big time. Lira with fall, Turkish central bank will have to print a shit ton of cash to cover the balance and in doing so devalue the currency even more.

Author — DonaldTheGreat

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This "plan" only helps those who have any savings to put into it. The more one is affected by inflation, the less likely it is that they have savings to invest with.

Author — Rob L.