News that Donald Trump is prepared to meet Kim Jong-Un for what will undoubtedly be one of the most hilarious photo ops in political history was enough to help Asian shares close the week on a high note.
CHUNG SAYS TRUMP, NORTH KOREA’S KIM WILL MEET BY MAY
“Am I wrong?”
So in other words, Kim will tell you he’s destroyed his nukes (just like Bashar al-Assad will swear he has no chemical weapons) if everyone acquiesces to letting a repressive regime that starves its own people and murders dissenters remain in power.
“What China is helping us with, Russia is denting.”
“He is making (a) bluff only to be diagnosed as a psychopath.”
“The Wall Street Journal stands by its transcript and is releasing the audio from this portion of the interview.”
Ok, who’s ready to grab the new week by the…
Well fast forward to Tuesday evening and Donald Trump has just unleashed what is easily his most egregious tweet ever.
You wouldn’t know it from looking at any market-based measures of volatility, but 2017 was a hugely consequential year. I assume that goes without saying.
“…to judge how the VIX will react to the next North Korean testing, it will likely be more important to anticipate Trump’s Twitter reaction than to judge the implications of the test itself.”
N. KOREA FIRES BALLISTIC MISSILE: YONHAP CITES S. KOREA JCS
Where to begin?
“I don’t think there’s any evidence that what the Russians did changed enough votes, or any votes.”
If you were looking for clarity on anything, today was most assuredly not your day.