The Thai currency is near 28-month highs, buoyed by a growing current-account surplus, a weak dollar and attractive yields. But Thailand’s military rulers are doing little to improve the real economy. Asia’s best-performing currency could fall foul of economic gravity.
During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump suggested the United States revisit the gold standard. So did his rivals Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Ben Carson. Why are Americans so obsessed with the precious metal, both as a store of value and an investment? James Ledbetter swings by Times Square to discuss his new book, "One Nation Under Gold."