Friday is all about Trump again. More specifically, FX markets will be closely eyeing a meeting between the President and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. Meanwhile, oil is buoyant Friday on the back of an IEA report showing OPEC has achieved a record 90% compliance while demand is on the rise.
I’m not into hero worship. You might say that this is one time where I agree with Donald Trump who, when asked about heroes last month, hilariously said the following: “I don’t like the concept of heroes. The concept of heroes is never great.”
But as far as markets are concerned, the new administration’s FX policy is just as crazy. In fact, that statement is itself crazy. That is, the fact that the new administration has a discernible “FX policy” is nuts. And this isn’t some “well it would be nice if…” kind of thing.