Market Insights Podcast (Episode 321)

Jonny Hart speaks to APAC Senior Market Analyst Jeffrey Halley about news impacting the market and the week ahead.

Today we start with a lock around Asian markets. The Chinese Yuan and Asian equities have headed south today after hawkish comments from Jerome Powell overnight. We look at the stimulus measures from China, or lack thereof, and their implications for Asian markets.

We touch on the pre-FOMC blackout starting tomorrow and how a lack of “Fed-speak” could impact currency and equity markets next week. Next up is the French presidential elections this weekend and hopefully, sighs of relief in Brussels.

After that, it’s on to the data calendar next week. China PMIs next Friday will be Asia’s highlight, while Europe sees German IFO and Eurozone GDP releases at the end of the week. Also towards the end of the week, we get US Personal and Income and PCE Indexes, which the Fed follow closely.

There is plenty of stuff in between, so please tune in!


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Jeffrey Halley

Jeffrey Halley

Senior Market Analyst, Asia Pacific, from 2016 to August 2022
With more than 30 years of FX experience – from spot/margin trading and NDFs through to currency options and futures – Jeffrey Halley was 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 and Channel News Asia as well as in leading print publications such as 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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