Finance writer Jon Turek argues that between Federal Reserve swap lines, Europe stabilization and a few other factors, the strong dollar problem may be (temporarily) solved.

This episode is sponsored by Bitstamp and Crypto.com.

Today on the Brief:

  • The latest information in the Twitter hack
  • Thailand starts using its central bank digital currency
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin calls on Congress for more funds

Our main conversation is with Jon Turek, author of “Cheap Convexity.”

In this conversation, he and NLW discuss:

  • Why the dollar has gotten stronger thanks to a savings glut from Asia
  • How a too-strong dollar hurts other markets more than the U.S.
  • Why globalization died in 2011 and we just didn’t realize it
  • How the Fed fixed the global dollar plumbing
  • Why there are still questions of actual dollar shortages
  • The detente in U.S.-China financial relations

Find our guest online:

Website: Cheap Convexity

Twitter: @jturek18