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Sean Callow

Sean Callow is Westpac Institutional Bank's Senior Currency Strategist based in Sydney. Sean is responsible for adding value to our clients' trading decisions through the analysis of key factors driving the Australian dollar and other G10 currencies, with particular attention to capital flows and geopolitical developments. He also retains a close eye on Asian FX trends, following around 3 years in Westpac's Singapore office. Prior to joining Westpac, Sean spent 13 years in New York and London as a senior currency strategist with research firm IDEAglobal, and as a financial markets economist with ANZ in Melbourne.

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

The kiwi has been spellbound by New Zealand political news since Jacinda Ardern became Labour Party leader. In our brief weekly video, I discuss the sharp fall in the kiwi as Ardern was anointed prime minister and the new coalition government's focus on the currency, including an unexpected cameo by... Show More

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

Financial markets focused on Washington DC this week, wondering what the Trump-Corker feud could mean for the administration’s proposed tax plan and who might be the next Federal Reserve chair. Domestic data supported the Aussie dollar, iron ore prices less so. In our brief weekly video, I also take a... Show More

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

The Aussie dollar this week fell to lows since July, albeit with mostly orderly price action. Australia’s retail sales report played a role but a strong US dollar was the bigger story. In our brief weekly video, I discuss the week’s key market drivers, including in Europe (Spain) and the... Show More

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

The Aussie dollar has had a volatile week, seesawing around the FOMC decision and struggling with the slide in iron ore prices. In our brief weekly video, I discuss these factors along with the RBA commentary (Lowe speech and Sep minutes) and take a look at potential trading ranges for... Show More

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

In our brief weekly video, I discuss how the US dollar made a comeback against most currencies this week - the British pound the notable exception after the BoE meeting. I note the key factors supporting the US dollar, which helped keep a lid on AUD/USD (unexpected support from US... Show More

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

Here is our brief weekly video. There was a great deal of news for markets to absorb this week, from Hurricane Harvey to North Korea's missile over Japan, election poll swings in New Zealand and curious Australian data. I discuss the key market drivers of recent days and what might... Show More

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

FX, bond and equity markets have been volatile this week, with the US dollar boosted by strong data and Fed commentary, only to reverse amid US political turmoil. In Westpac's brief weekly video, I discuss how the Aussie dollar has navigated this turbulence, including Australia's wages and jobs data and... Show More

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

The Aussie dollar punched through 80 US cents this week, reaching 2+ year highs. But there was considerable volatility along the way. In our brief markets video, I discuss the impact of the FOMC meeting, RBA commentary and Australia's CPI data. I then take a quick look at the week... Show More

Westpac weekly markets video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

AUD/USD started the week looking promising, with help from RBA governor Lowe's upbeat comments on the Australian economy. But NY Fed president Dudley's relatively hawkish tone contributed to the Aussie slipping back under 0.76. In our brief weekly video, I also discuss how recent moves in iron ore prices and... Show More

Westpac weekly AUD video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

Martina's turn on our brief FX video this week. The Australian dollar this week received a boost from US data as well as the local jobs report. Martina discusses other factors affecting markets this week, including the Fed policy decision and UK election outcome, then looks ahead to next week’s... Show More

Westpac weekly AUD video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

The Trump administration's troubles had an unusually large impact on US equities this week, with the US dollar suffering collateral damage. I take a quick look at what this might mean for the Fed and US dollar near term. I also discuss the implications for the Australian dollar next week,... Show More

Westpac weekly AUD video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

The Australian dollar this week slid under 0.74 for the first time since early January. In our brief weekly FX video, I discuss how steep falls in commodity markets have taken a toll on the Aussie, despite support from an optimistic RBA. I also touch on the Australian trade data,... Show More

Westpac weekly AUD video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

Martina's turn on our brief FX video this week, with the Aussie having traded lows since January. At the start of the week though, the Aussie received a boost from the positive risk sentiment following the first round of the French presidential elections. Martina discusses how Australia Q1 CPI and... Show More

Westpac weekly AUD video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

The Australian dollar tumbled from a 4 month high this week, hurt by the steepest fall in US equities since the November election. I discuss the return of risk aversion as a driver of the Aussie and look at what next week's calendar could mean for AUD/USD trading ranges. Show More

Westpac weekly AUD video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

The Australian dollar had another strong week against major currencies. In our weekly FX video, I explain what North Korea has had to do with the Aussie rally. I also look at what this week's local data means for Australia's GDP report on Wednesday and where the risks lie for... Show More

Westpac weekly AUD video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

Rob's turn on the video. He discusses key developments in global markets this last week, the positive run of US data and Janet Yellen's testimony that helped global equity markets to record highs. He also looks at this week's run of Australian data and other factors that have helped the... Show More

Westpac weekly AUD video

Sean Callow
Sean Callow Westpac Bank

AUD/USD stuck with the 0.76 handle this week, supported by iron ore prices and optimistic RBA growth forecasts but capped by a firmer US dollar. In our weekly FX video, I discuss the key events for AUD/USD in the week ahead and also the Aussie's impressive performance against the euro... Show More