THE EURO KEEPS FALLING AGAINST THE DOLLAR. In July of 2008, the Euro was trading for $1.58 American Dollars. As of this morning it was trading for $1.31 American Dollars. That is a hell of a fall. Since mid 2008 (two and a half years) it would have been prudent to have kept money in American denominated accounts. People who sold dollars to buy Euros two and a half years ago as many were doing have taken a hell of a beating if they held their position. What this tells us is that the American currency is strong regardless of debt. Ditto Japan which is in far more debt when measured against their GDP. The moral to the story? "Spend like a drunken sailor and your money will increase in value." Reality is sometimes hard to understand.