ETF’s, Inflation and Employment and Gold as a “Productive Asset”

Listeners’ Questions, Peter’s Answers- May 26, 2011

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Jag from Shrewsbury, MA
I would like to spread my savings in different currency. Which currency is the best to invest and how can I go about investing in that currency? Are ETFs safe? How can I invest in China’s currency?

Sam from Ridgefield, NJ
Could you help me understand the link between inflation and employment that Big Ben made during his press conference? He said something along the lines of inflation levels about a certain amount will spur job creation? How does inflation encourage employers to hire people?

John from New York, NY
What do you think about Warren Buffet’s comments about gold not being a “productive asset” and therefore not worth allocating assets to from an investment management perspective.