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> You might use USD to store value because you know that it's value isn't going to fluctuate like crazy from month to month or year to year.

Noted, and I tend to agree with you on that point.

> You'd be stupid to ever spend it while this trend continues.

For sake of argument, assuming you know this trend will continue you'd be stupid to not put all of your money into it. At which point, you'll ultimately need to spend it to get things you need (whether you're spending it on purchasing other currencies, or spending on the actual goods). Unfortunately, we don't know the trend will continue or if it'll reverse or if it'll level off.

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