Market Insights Podcast (Episode 209)

Jonny Hart speaks to APAC Senior Market Analyst Jeffrey Halley about the week ahead.  The Federal Reserve’s Bullard threw a spanner in the works on Friday, calling for earlier than forecast interest rate hikes. We discuss this development and its impact on Asian markets today, where equity markets, notably Japan, have headed South. Jeff gives his opinion on whether this is the start of a taper tantrum or a somewhat ugly unwinding of the global reflation trade? We look ahead at the data calendar and the Bank of England policy decision, discuss Covid-19 in Asia and in the context of its recovery. Finally, we look at oil which has proven immune to ructions seen elsewhere.

 

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Jeffrey Halley

Jeffrey Halley

Senior Market Analyst, Asia Pacific
With more than 30 years of FX experience – from spot/margin trading and NDFs through to currency options and futures – Jeffrey Halley is OANDA’s senior market analyst for Asia Pacific, responsible for providing timely and relevant macro analysis covering a wide range of asset classes. He has previously worked with leading institutions such as Saxo Capital Markets, DynexCorp Currency Portfolio Management, IG, IFX, Fimat Internationale Banque, HSBC and Barclays. A highly sought-after analyst, Jeffrey has appeared on a wide range of global news channels including Bloomberg, BBC, Reuters, CNBC, MSN, Sky TV, Channel News Asia as well as in leading print publications including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He was born in New Zealand and holds an MBA from the Cass Business School.
Jeffrey Halley
Jeffrey Halley

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