Even though the USA is 15 trillion in debt, the USA dollar is the stronger currency. As we learn more and more about Asian woes, their currencies will weaken. Printing presses will be printing in USA and in Euros. Our GDP, even when we are not growing, is so much larger than any other country.The dollar may stay strong because other currencies are weaker not because our debts are any less significant but because the USA is the currency of last resort. Strong dollar= weak commodity prices of precious metals.