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Martin Essex, MSTA

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Expertise: Financial markets, economics, fundamental and technical analysis.

At DailyFX Since: 2015

Trading Style

  • Analytical Profile: Technical and Fundamental
  • Time Frame: Medium-Term (2 Days to 2 Weeks)
  • Type: Event-Driven

Can we guess your trading personality?

Experience

  • 47 years’ experience as a financial journalist in newspapers, magazines, radio, television and online
  • Worked for The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, Reuters and other media
  • Worked as Senior International Economist at Capital Economics
  • Qualified member of the UK Society of Technical Analysts
  • Led the team of analysts that joined DailyFX from Boston Ivy

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematical Economics
  • Post-graduate certificate in Journalism
  • Passed examination to become a Technical Analyst

Most Important Trading Lesson Learned

“Be sure to look carefully at the economic data, political events, the technical picture and sentiment”

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