Podcast – Inflation watch in US, Eurozone and AU. Volatile oil prices ahead of OPEC+

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Kelvin Wong joins Jonny Hart to discuss this week’s key economic data releases that centered on inflation with the Fed-preferred PCE gauge for October out on this Thursday, 30 November together with Eurozone flash CPI for November. On Wednesday, 29 November, Australia will release its monthly CPI indicator for October, where market participants are likely to keep a close watch as new RBA Governor Bullock has a more hawkish vibe than her predecessor, her recent speech highlighted AU’s inflation has been driven by domestic factors, not imported goods, a challenging task for RBA to bring it down & may require higher interest rates.

All in all, the consensus estimates have anticipated a softer inflation print in the US, Eurozone, and AU which in turn may lead to another potential bout of renewed weakness in the US dollar, Lastly, oil prices are expected to be choppy ahead of this Thursday, 30 November postponed OPEC+ meeting due to disagreement among the cartel members on the extension of supply cuts for 2024.

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Kelvin Wong

Kelvin Wong

Senior Market Analyst, Asia Pacific at OANDA
Based in Singapore, Kelvin Wong is a well-established senior global macro strategist with over 15 years of experience trading and providing market research on foreign exchange, stock markets, and commodities. Passionate about connecting the dots in the financial markets and sharing perspectives around trading and investment, Kelvin Wong is an expert in using a unique combination of fundamental and technical analyses, specializing in Elliott Wave and fund flow positioning, to pinpoint key reversal levels in the financial markets. In addition, over the last ten years, Kelvin has conducted numerous market outlook and trading-related seminars, as well as technical analysis training courses, for thousands of retail traders.