Published On: Thu, Jan 18th, 2018

Mexican Peso Traders Are Learning to Ignore Trump’s Tweets: Bloomberg

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According to, Mexican peso traders are learning to quickly move on from U.S. President Donald Trump’s threatening tweets about the border wall and NAFTA.

Trump blasted out the following message on his preferred social media platform on Thursday morning: “The Wall will be paid for, directly or indirectly, or through longer term reimbursement, by Mexico, which has a ridiculous $71 billion dollar trade surplus with the U.S. The $20 billion dollar Wall is ‘peanuts’ compared to what Mexico makes from the U.S. NAFTA is a bad joke!”

The peso selloff was only a blip. It quickly reversed course to reach the highest level in overnight trading. To be sure, most emerging market currencies are gaining against the dollar at this hour, but the peso has been especially sensitive to speculation that the U.S. could pull out of NAFTA.

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