US President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate on September 30. The outcome of November’s election will provide much-needed clarity to the US dollar and currency markets currently mired in uncertainty. Photo: Xinhua US President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate on September 30. The outcome of November’s election will provide much-needed clarity to the US dollar and currency markets currently mired in uncertainty. Photo: Xinhua
US President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate on September 30. The outcome of November’s election will provide much-needed clarity to the US dollar and currency markets currently mired in uncertainty. Photo: Xinhua
David Brown
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by David Brown

Trump’s health and US election leave currency markets seeking stability

  • November’s US presidential election could easily be a lottery like 2016, making it too risky for investors to make rock-solid bets at this stage
  • The worry is how the rest of the world responds to any new phase of US dollar instability, especially if it leads to competitive devaluations by other countries

US President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate on September 30. The outcome of November’s election will provide much-needed clarity to the US dollar and currency markets currently mired in uncertainty. Photo: Xinhua US President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate on September 30. The outcome of November’s election will provide much-needed clarity to the US dollar and currency markets currently mired in uncertainty. Photo: Xinhua
US President Donald Trump, left, and Democratic challenger Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate on September 30. The outcome of November’s election will provide much-needed clarity to the US dollar and currency markets currently mired in uncertainty. Photo: Xinhua
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