There was a question posed due to the increase in the amounts of dollars “sold at auction”.  So why the increase as of late?  Possibly…We know the border ports are in full swing using their new electronic platforms. We know the shipping lanes have been upgraded and increasing imports just as the land locked ports are. The country is getting all the bugs worked out of their new and transparent platforms. This in turn is reducing corruption and smuggling. It’s fair to say that an increase in the amounts is not only expected, but in this stage of the game it’s a good thing. This won’t change until Iraq comes out with their new international rate and pretty new bills. Then you can say adios to the widespread use of the dollar.