i think many misunderstood what trump means, or did not read deeper what trump really wan in his mind, trump ultimate target is to grow US economy, naturally inflation will go up along the way, then interest rate has to go up. this will create super strong USD which will hurt trump GDP target. what he want is USD to stay as it is now without further strengthen too much, preparing a conducive environment to supercharge US economy. strong USD is here to stay. remember current US interest rate is really low, no way near to level where economy really hot.
USD/MYR is determined by strongness of USD and MYR. As long as two more rate hikes in 2017 are on the table, USD will not weaken so much. Ringgit may get stronger in a few month. But as long as USD is strong enough, USD/MYR is not likely to plunge. USD's being strong enough means two more rate hikes in 2017 on the table.
1. All macro data suggests a weak malaysian ringgit, but bank negara already cut off all tools avaiable for anyone to make it weak, so the strength of myr is highly correlated to import, export activities.
2. Trump maybe questionable in a lot of decisions he made, but he got means to get things done.
US will go to war if its economy is in depression. Beware of war started by US to make a US war economy. US war economy benefiting & prospering US economy. Trump had shown to the world that he was trigger happy with dispensing bombs in Syria & Afghan. SAD things happen in 2017.
America is not what I always assumed them to be when I was young. They could start a war by planting false flags. I saw this more clearly when OOOpama & Highclinooton were in power and now, you could see why Trump won the Presidency in many, many U-tube series...
SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean missile "blew up almost immediately" on its test launch on Sunday, the U.S. Pacific Command said, hours before U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was due in the South for talks on the North's increasingly defiant arms programme but fails to launch missile. ...........................
How this Monday? stock down bcos Nkor test missile on Sun 16? Fat boy doesn't care abt US aircraft carrier been sent to Korea. For Fat Boy, if Nkor die , US also die together. Nkor has nothing to lose bcos it is a poor nation but US has every thing to lose. Sad :-(
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Trump sabre-rattling on North Korea has a flaw: Kim Jong-un has nothing to lose CBS News-- The Guardian 5 hours ago
Strategy of sending in the US navy and attacking Syria and Afghanistan likely only to boost Pyongyang's nuclear resolve. .............................. Me →There u have this. Kim got nothing to lose if US chooses war.
White House foreign policy advisor traveling with Mr. Pence said the U.S. has evaluated that the missile was not an ICBM, but probably a medium-range missile, and that it failed “after about four to five seconds” after launching from the same North Korean Navy base as another test on April 5. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/16/vice-president-mike-pe...
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