Market Insights Podcast (Episode 268)

Jonny Hart speaks to APAC Senior Market Analyst Jeffrey Halley about news impacting the market and the week ahead. It’s all about the freshly designated omicron variant of Covid-19 this week. Asian stock markets saw a buy-the-dip recovery. as did commodities; but is it a new or false dawn? We discuss oil which has had a rollercoaster ride over the past two sessions. We can’t not mention omicron and mention it we do. Jeff’s summation is that the only winner in any asset class in December will be volatility. Finally, there are some data points due out this week, and we take a look at the most important.

 

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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
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