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Jason Wong

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Jason Wong is BNZ’s currency strategist, producing analysis that informs the NZD view. He is also a part of National Australia Bank’s (NAB) Global FX Strategy team, which covers currency markets more broadly, with a focus on the G10 currencies.

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Articles by Jason Wong

22nd Sep 20, 7:27am
Risk sentiment sours, with a number of investor concerns raised. Chunky falls in equity markets, global rates fall. USD outperforms, NZD the worst down 1.4%
Risk sentiment sours, with a number of investor concerns raised. Chunky falls in equity markets, global rates fall. USD outperforms, NZD the worst down 1.4%
22nd Sep 20, 7:27am
17th Sep 20, 7:51am
Fed adds state-contingent forward guidance to rates outlook. Market takes that in its stride, expects rates to remain low for many years. NZ debt funding program lowered, pushing long NZGB yields lower
Fed adds state-contingent forward guidance to rates outlook. Market takes that in its stride, expects rates to remain low for many years. NZ debt funding program lowered, pushing long NZGB yields lower
17th Sep 20, 7:51am
16th Sep 20, 7:47am
Global equities recover further, supported by positive China economic data. Lack of follow-through in yesterday's gains for NZD, AUD
Global equities recover further, supported by positive China economic data. Lack of follow-through in yesterday's gains for NZD, AUD
16th Sep 20, 7:47am
15th Sep 20, 7:36am
US equity markets rebound strongly helped by positive news on vaccines and spate of corporate activity. NZD higher, at the expense of AUD, on speculation of further RBA easing
US equity markets rebound strongly helped by positive news on vaccines and spate of corporate activity. NZD higher, at the expense of AUD, on speculation of further RBA easing
15th Sep 20, 7:36am
10th Sep 20, 7:56am
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Equity markets reverse course, Nasdaq up 3%. NZD and AUD push higher. A historical day for domestic rates, as NZGB and swap rates go negative
Equity markets reverse course, Nasdaq up 3%. NZD and AUD push higher. A historical day for domestic rates, as NZGB and swap rates go negative
10th Sep 20, 7:56am
9th Sep 20, 9:16am
Equity markets tumble further. NZD falls over -1% with the risk-off backdrop. GBP remains under pressure on Brexit concerns
Equity markets tumble further. NZD falls over -1% with the risk-off backdrop. GBP remains under pressure on Brexit concerns
9th Sep 20, 9:16am
8th Sep 20, 7:45am
GBP down on negative Brexit talk. NZD/AUD back below 0.92. NZ curves steepen
GBP down on negative Brexit talk. NZD/AUD back below 0.92. NZ curves steepen
8th Sep 20, 7:45am
4th Sep 20, 7:47am
Equity markets slump after their rapid rise. Safe haven currencies outperform, NZD down to 0.6700. Modest fall in US Treasury yields
Equity markets slump after their rapid rise. Safe haven currencies outperform, NZD down to 0.6700. Modest fall in US Treasury yields
4th Sep 20, 7:47am
3rd Sep 20, 7:49am
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USD recovers; EUR slumps. NZD outperforms with NZD/AUD higher. Global rates lower; Fresh highs for equities
USD recovers; EUR slumps. NZD outperforms with NZD/AUD higher. Global rates lower; Fresh highs for equities
3rd Sep 20, 7:49am
1st Sep 20, 7:44am
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The NZD and AUD both print fresh highs. US yield curve flattens slightly. US equities end a strong month on a flat note
The NZD and AUD both print fresh highs. US yield curve flattens slightly. US equities end a strong month on a flat note
1st Sep 20, 7:44am
27th Aug 20, 7:45am
Cheap money over the tail risk of World War III is winning the day for financial markets. Equities at fresh record highs. NZD outperforms after a poor run month-to-date
Cheap money over the tail risk of World War III is winning the day for financial markets. Equities at fresh record highs. NZD outperforms after a poor run month-to-date
27th Aug 20, 7:45am
26th Aug 20, 7:46am
Global rates push higher. USD and JPY underperform . NZ government bond yields down to a fresh record low
Global rates push higher. USD and JPY underperform . NZ government bond yields down to a fresh record low
26th Aug 20, 7:46am
25th Aug 20, 7:39am
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Equities gain on positive virus developments. Currencies, global rates well contained. NZ rates fall to a fresh record low
Equities gain on positive virus developments. Currencies, global rates well contained. NZ rates fall to a fresh record low
25th Aug 20, 7:39am
20th Aug 20, 7:52am
USD reverses course, shows broad based gains. NZD back below 0.66 but outperforms on the crosses. RBNZ speech this morning
USD reverses course, shows broad based gains. NZD back below 0.66 but outperforms on the crosses. RBNZ speech this morning
20th Aug 20, 7:52am
19th Aug 20, 7:48am
US equities rise to record high helped by further broad weakness in the USD. NZD outperforms and regains 0.66 handle even with NZ short-rates down to record lows
US equities rise to record high helped by further broad weakness in the USD. NZD outperforms and regains 0.66 handle even with NZ short-rates down to record lows
19th Aug 20, 7:48am
18th Aug 20, 7:47am
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US equities higher even with no fiscal stimulus bill in sight. Global rates fall after rising last week. USD soft but so is NZD, seeing NZD/AUD down to 2-year low
US equities higher even with no fiscal stimulus bill in sight. Global rates fall after rising last week. USD soft but so is NZD, seeing NZD/AUD down to 2-year low
18th Aug 20, 7:47am
13th Aug 20, 7:56am
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US equities on the cusp of a record close. Risk appetite supports NZD and AUD. So NZD back above pre-RBNZ MPS level. NZ rates market significantly outperforms post dovish MPS
US equities on the cusp of a record close. Risk appetite supports NZD and AUD. So NZD back above pre-RBNZ MPS level. NZ rates market significantly outperforms post dovish MPS
13th Aug 20, 7:56am
11th Aug 20, 7:42am
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US stimulus extensions mired in disagreements. Equities nudge higher; little change in rates. NZD slips below 0.66; NZD/AUD finds support near 0.92
US stimulus extensions mired in disagreements. Equities nudge higher; little change in rates. NZD slips below 0.66; NZD/AUD finds support near 0.92
11th Aug 20, 7:42am
6th Aug 20, 7:50am
Risk sentiment higher. Equities up, bond yields up. USD underperforms although NZD, AUD rally fades
Risk sentiment higher. Equities up, bond yields up. USD underperforms although NZD, AUD rally fades
6th Aug 20, 7:50am
4th Aug 20, 8:00am
Market likes flattening of US COVID19 case numbers and ISM data. Equities, USD and UST yields higher. NZD and AUD slightly underperform
Market likes flattening of US COVID19 case numbers and ISM data. Equities, USD and UST yields higher. NZD and AUD slightly underperform
4th Aug 20, 8:00am
30th Jul 20, 7:52am
FOMC maintains dovish tone. S&P higher, sustaining gains ahead of the meeting. GBP, EUR and AUD make fresh highs with USD under pressure. NZD lags the others
FOMC maintains dovish tone. S&P higher, sustaining gains ahead of the meeting. GBP, EUR and AUD make fresh highs with USD under pressure. NZD lags the others
30th Jul 20, 7:52am
29th Jul 20, 7:48am
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NZD broadly lower over past 24 hours. Markets in a cautious mode; 5bps rally in bonds overnight. GBP outperforms
NZD broadly lower over past 24 hours. Markets in a cautious mode; 5bps rally in bonds overnight. GBP outperforms
29th Jul 20, 7:48am
28th Jul 20, 7:52am
USD continues to remain under pressure. NZD and EUR hit fresh highs. NZD on track for a 0.70 handle this year?
USD continues to remain under pressure. NZD and EUR hit fresh highs. NZD on track for a 0.70 handle this year?
28th Jul 20, 7:52am
24th Jul 20, 7:44am
Risk appetite falls with focus on rising US jobless claims. US payroll tax idea extinguished, paving way for some sort of fiscal bill. US 10-year rates approaches bottom end of the range
Risk appetite falls with focus on rising US jobless claims. US payroll tax idea extinguished, paving way for some sort of fiscal bill. US 10-year rates approaches bottom end of the range
24th Jul 20, 7:44am
23rd Jul 20, 7:58am
NZD and AUD make fresh highs overnight. Rising US-China geopolitical tension only causes a temporary dip in risk assets. NZD/AUD finds support above 0.93
NZD and AUD make fresh highs overnight. Rising US-China geopolitical tension only causes a temporary dip in risk assets. NZD/AUD finds support above 0.93
23rd Jul 20, 7:58am
7th Jul 20, 7:47am
Surge in Chinese equities fuels global rally in risk assets. US positive data surprises continue. NZD and AUD well supported, although little movement overnight
Surge in Chinese equities fuels global rally in risk assets. US positive data surprises continue. NZD and AUD well supported, although little movement overnight
7th Jul 20, 7:47am
6th Jul 20, 7:37am
NZD and AUD push higher. COVID19 outbreak in Victoria and AU/China tensions being watched closely. Likely pressure on NZ long rates ahead of long bond syndication
NZD and AUD push higher. COVID19 outbreak in Victoria and AU/China tensions being watched closely. Likely pressure on NZ long rates ahead of long bond syndication
6th Jul 20, 7:37am
2nd Jul 20, 7:57am
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Risk appetite higher as Q3 begins. Equities, rates, NZD all modestly higher. Progress on a new vaccine and strong US ISM figures help
Risk appetite higher as Q3 begins. Equities, rates, NZD all modestly higher. Progress on a new vaccine and strong US ISM figures help
2nd Jul 20, 7:57am
1st Jul 20, 7:52am
Global equities round off a strong quarter with further gains. NZD and AUD well bid into month-end after falling last evening. UST yields push higher into month-end
Global equities round off a strong quarter with further gains. NZD and AUD well bid into month-end after falling last evening. UST yields push higher into month-end
1st Jul 20, 7:52am
30th Jun 20, 7:50am
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Risk sentiment starts the week on a positive note supported by US economic data and lack of fresh negative news. Most currencies and US Treasury movements muted
Risk sentiment starts the week on a positive note supported by US economic data and lack of fresh negative news. Most currencies and US Treasury movements muted
30th Jun 20, 7:50am
Days to the General Election: 25
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