How to know which countries are printing money?

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How to know which countries are printing money?

Post by oem7110 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:37 am

I would like to know where to find data on printed money for different countries, does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions

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Post by Moto moto » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:53 am

what data...as any country with paper currency for day to day exchange prints money.
Plus do you know of this wonderful tool called Google?

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Re: How to know which countries are printing money?

Post by mojojojo » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:18 pm

oem7110 wrote:I would like to know where to find data on printed money for different countries, does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
It's easy. Create a list of all countries that have their own currency. That same list is will work for a list of countries that are printing money. :D

I'm sure that there are services that provide what your looking for. If your looking for free data ... google will be your friend or just look at every central bank's website for their reports.

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Re: How to know which countries are printing money?

Post by rhc » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:04 pm

oem7110 wrote:I would like to know where to find data on printed money for different countries . . . .
From 1961 to the present day I would suggest this reference book from Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Standard-Catalog- ... 1440215847

For paper issues prior to 1961 try this one;
http://www.amazon.com/Standard-Catalog- ... 1440212937

Both books listed at Amazon have the "search inside" feature available so you can browse the pages and see if this is what you want.

If these are not to your satisfaction then always remember that G.I.Y.F. (as has been mentioned above)

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Re: How to know which countries are printing money?

Post by stopsareforwimps » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:27 am

oem7110 wrote:I would like to know where to find data on printed money for different countries, does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
How do you tell when a politician is lying using body language? Here's how: if their lips are moving they are lying.

Similarly: how to tell if a country is printing money. If their money is not fully backed by actual physical precious metals, they are printing money.

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Re: How to know which countries are printing money?

Post by oem7110 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:20 am

stopsareforwimps wrote:
oem7110 wrote:I would like to know where to find data on printed money for different countries, does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
How do you tell when a politician is lying using body language? Here's how: if their lips are moving they are lying.

Similarly: how to tell if a country is printing money. If their money is not fully backed by actual physical precious metals, they are printing money.
It is very difficult to find data to verify that.
Do you have any suggestions where to get the data online?
Thanks everyone very much for any suggestions

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Post by Moto moto » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:49 am

oem - suggest you start at the beginning....

basically ALL paper money is nothing more than a promise to be a recognized medium of standardized exchange.
So while it theoretically may be backed by an asset of some sort in reality it is/may be not possible to get your hands on that asset.

so your original question is still unanswered - what data are you looking for?
are you looking for the type of cotton used, the size of the paper, the reason for paper printing. It is like asking for information regarding 'food'

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Re: How to know which countries are printing money?

Post by rhc » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:30 am

oem7110 wrote:I would like to know where to find data on printed money for different countries, does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions
This is your Lucky day!!
By sheer coincidence someone named 'Eric' has posted the exact same question (practically word for word) on "Yahoo answers"
Here is the link;
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index ... 937AABtzsw

If you monitor this web link you might find what you are looking for.

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Re: How to know which countries are printing money?

Post by stopsareforwimps » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:03 am

oem7110 wrote:Do you have any suggestions where to get the data online?
Sorry for the flippant reply.

This article might be a good starting point.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_supply

Various central banks publish figures from which one may be able to ferret out the answer to your question (see links at the end). Eg http://www.rba.gov.au/statistics/tables/index.html - see the D3 spreadsheet.

There is a long history of debate about the relationship between "money supply" and inflation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monetary_economics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantity_theory_of_money

A lot of bloggers, particularly those of the Austrian persuasion and Gold enthusiasts, are concerned about this issue so you can look in the blogosphere for their views.

Richard Koo's book “The Holy Grail of Macroeconomics - Lessons from Japan’s Great Recessionâ€

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Post by mojojojo » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:50 pm

I would think you would first have to state how you plan on defining "printing money". Once there is a definitation, you can then work on measuring it.

Do you define it as a growth in money supply? If so, are there instances where the money supply can grow without money being printed. Is it an increase in the debt level?

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Post by oem7110 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:31 pm

stopsareforwimps wrote: Various central banks publish figures from which one may be able to ferret out the answer to your question (see links at the end). Eg http://www.rba.gov.au/statistics/tables/index.html - see the D3 spreadsheet.
Referring to D3 spreadsheet, I find information about M1 and M3, but no information for which countries.
mojojojo wrote:I would think you would first have to state how you plan on defining "printing money". Once there is a definitation, you can then work on measuring it.

Do you define it as a growth in money supply? If so, are there instances where the money supply can grow without money being printed. Is it an increase in the debt level?

printing money is referring to M1, M2, M3 for following different countries.
AUD, EURO, GBP, CAN, JPY, Swiss, USD
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks everyone very much for any suggestions

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Post by rhc » Sat Dec 03, 2011 2:29 am

oem7110 wrote:printing money is referring to M1, M2, M3 for following different countries.
AUD, EURO, GBP, CAN, JPY, Swiss, USD
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks everyone very much for any suggestions
o.k. that narrows it down. (Your original question was very vague.)
Now that we know exactly what you are looking for, namely the Measures of money Supply M1, M2, M3, M4 (& MZM, I presume) your question can be now answered.
The link below describes these money aggregates in detail and gives you graphs of each measure for some of the countries around the world (i.e. US, UK, Euroland, Ozzieland, Japan etc)
(see section 3 of the below link)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_supply

One thing to note is that these measures may not be best way to show the ‘pure’ money supply since some of these take into account term deposits, money market funds and other non-cash money equivalents.
Perhaps you might like to look into the measure known as “True Money Supplyâ€

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Post by oem7110 » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:46 am

rhc wrote:Here’s a handy link from the von Mises institute that allows you to plot graphs of TMS as well as all the other aggregates. You can also download the data as well. Unfortunately it’s only US figures.
http://mises.org/content/nofed/chart.aspx
If it is only US figures, so will it reflect on amount of money in USD only?
which does not include other countries' currency.

In term of determining whether US is printing money or collecting it,
does anyone have any suggestions on what kind of units I should use to reflect those situations?

Thanks everyone very much for suggestions

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