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Late
afternoon brought news across the wires that the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC) had approved spot Bitcoin ETFs. The only
hiccup was that ‘news’ was false, the SEC’s Twitter account
had been hacked. SEC Chair Gensler followed up the fake tweet saying
approval had not yet been given.

Bitcoin
went on a wild price ride. After highs above $47800 it fell hard and
is circa $46150 as I update.

Data
from Japan today showed wage growth for Japanese workers slowed
sharply in November 2023. The Bank of Japan is awaiting a virtuous
cycle of pay rises and price increases (demand-pull inflation, not
the cost-push type that has pushed prices higher in Japan so far and that the Bank argues are unsustainable) as a prerequisite for normalising
monetary policy. They didn’t get any evidence of it today. The wait
continues for Spring wage negotiations.

The
yen slid on the session, USD/JPY is just above 144.80 as I update and
not far from its high of the day.

From
Australia today we had the monthly inflation data for November 2023.
The headline came in at 4.3%, beating the 4.4% estimate (lower than
expected is a beat at this time) and its lowest since January
2022. Measures
of underlying inflation also fell back. Trimmed mean came in at 4.6%
y/y from 5.3% in October.

As
I posted earlier:

The
monthly CPI data from Australia does not show all components of the
CPI, that’ll have to wait for the quarterly data release.The
monthly CPI indicator does, however, provide a timelier indication of
inflation using the same data collected for use in the quarterly CPI.
The monthly reading includes updated prices for between 62 and 73 per
cent of the weight of the quarterly CPI basket, its not the full
picture.The
November result includes data for most services, which is where the
RBA is most concerned about sticky inflation.The
full quarterly reading will be on January 31 2024 for the October –
December 2023 quarter.While
the drop for November is encouraging, and will trim the probability
of a February Reserve Bank of Australia rate hike somewhat, it’s the
Q4 data that counts most.

AUD/USD
traded higher despite the encouraging inflation data.

In
oil-related news, the oil inventory (private survey) data published
during the US afternoon showed a much larger draw than was expected.
In the Red Sea was the largest attack to date launched by
Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists against commercial shipping vessels.
US and allied naval forces beat back the attack. Oil has given back a
little of Tuesday gains.

And,
that’s a wrap!

Still
to come are central bank speakers from the European Central Bank,
Bank of England and Federal Reserve, see bullets above.



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