The dollar is at a real risk of collapse, it is getting weaker and will continue to do so. Historical timeline of the dollars value. Note how much is has depreciated since the creation of the federal reserve: Basically, it has lost 96% of its value since the creation of the Fed. For about a hundred years until 2002, the U.S. has accumulated 6 trillion dollars in debt. As of 2009, the national debt stands at more than $12 trillion! Basically, in a span of 7 years the U.S. has doubled a debt that took 100 years to accumulate. If that is not dollar depreciation, I don't know what is. Price of gold from 1975 until now. People are dropping the dollar like flies. Just last month India purchased 2 metric tons of gold from the IMF. Even China, the State's biggest creditor, has been encouraging its citizens to invest in precious metals. Price of gold against the dollar since the beginning of 2009 It is not a good idea to be investing in the dollar. Too much of it is being printed. It's position as the world's reserve currency is the only reason it is holding up right now. That may soon change. Dollar being undervalued? More like the complete opposite! It is being rapidly inflated at a pace unlike any other in the country's history. The Dollar Bubble: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZA0qNsf4m0 Interesting documentary on the fiat-credit currency system: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVkFb26u9g8 (5-parts) Essentially all paper fiat currencies go back to their real value: zero.