David Cottle


Financial markets, economics, journalism and fundamental analysis.
Singapore-based David joins DailyFX after a fifteen-year career with Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal which started in London. He covered various financial markets, from foreign exchange through to sovereign debt, as well as UK economics. Most recently he wrote daily columns for the Wall Street Journal on markets and economics, including the Wall Street Journal Europe's flagship Agenda analysis. He was also one of the launch writers on the company’s ground-breaking Moneybeat blog.



Weekly Forecast: French Election, Trump Tax Plan, US GDP in Focus

Financial markets are set for a volatile week as first round of the French presidential election, a White House tax reform proposal and first-quarter US GDP data looms ahead.

Australian Dollar Looks Short Of Clear Positives

The Australian Dollar could find itself under pressure again in the coming week. Its home economy is doing quite well, but the international picture looks less bullish.

Asia -Pacific Stocks Gain On Strong Wall Street Lead

A stronger US Dollar and a blazing Wall Street lead always argued for a strong close to equity’s week in Asia, and so it proved

Most Asian Stocks Gain Modestly As Oil, US Dollar Find Floors

Asian Stocks managed broad if modest gains thanks to the usually gladdening sight of a stronger US Dollar and some much-needed composure in jumpy oil prices

Technical Analysis: Nikkei 225 Bulls Must Show Their Hand Soon

The Nikkei 225 is floundering having broken its 2017 trading range to the downside. Damage has been limited so far but the index needs to show some fight.

Japanese Yen Steady As March Trade Figures Beat Forecasts

Japanese trade data exceeded expectations in March but a market focused on the “USD” side of USD/JPY didn’t pay much attention.

Technical Analysis: Battling ASX 200 Hangs On Up There

The Aussie stock benchmark is showing some signs of comfort even in what should be rather thin air at this already-fraught year’s peaks. But it’s much too early to be certain.

Asian Stocks Stymied By Geopolitics Once Again

It was another day of pressure for Asian stocks Wednesday as a still-murky geopolitical situation continues to exact a toll.

Australian Dollar Steady as China CPI Nears Expectations

The Aussie Dollar barely shrugged at Chinese consumer price data which showed the cost of living still rising modestly on the year. Weaker food prices were behind a monthly fall.

Australian Dollar Steady Despite Westpac Consumer Wobble

Australian consumer confidence slipped in April, according to an index from local banking major Westpac. However, the Australian Dollar barely blinked.

Risk-Focused Japanese Yen Unmoved By Local Data Dump, PPI Gains

A swathe of Japanese economic data left the Yen largely unmoved as markets fretted about geopolitics instead. That said, Japanese producer prices are looking a lot healthier.

Technical Analysis: Nikkei Bulls Must Get Back in the Box

The Tokyo stock benchmark is in a risky spot. It has fallen below the year’s lows and is showing no sign of the impetus which might get it back to its former vigor.

Most Asian Stocks Wilt Under Geopolitical Weight

Geopolitics, a weak Wall St. lead and a Federal Reserve Chair with nothing new to add made a toxic cocktail for Asian equities, most of which struggled for gains

Australian Dollar Gains After Mixed NAB Business Survey

Aussie Dollar investors chose to accentuate the positive in the NAB’s business sentiment snapshot, and there was plenty of it. Firms feel pretty good about business conditions, even if they&rsq...

Most Asian Stocks Resillient As US Dollar Stays Up

Asian markets held up pretty well, by and large, as a new week got under way. A stronger US Dollar probably helped, with the Nikkei up a quite chunky 0.7%

Lower Aussie Debt Shouldn Not Always Mean Lower Aussie Dollar

Australian Dollar investors can be forgiven for seeing reduced credit demand as a path to lower rates, but all the same they probably shouldn’t.

Australian Dollar Takes a Knock From Home-Loan Weakness

The Aussie was already struggling when news that home loans in its domestic market had retraced all of January’s gains made its life even tougher.

Weekly Forecast: Geopolitics Clouds Financial Market Trends Anew

Geopolitics threaten to derail financial markets yet again as investors reckon with the aftermath of an unexpected US airstrike against Syria.

Australian Dollar Looks Set To Struggle, March Lows In View

The Australian Dollar has been knocked lower by US missile strikes against Syria, and seems likely to remain pressured if this situation escalates.

Asian Markets Roiled By US Syria Strike, But Nikkei Ends Higher

Asian stock markets slipped and gold prices rose in the wake of shock news that the US had attacked Syria with a heavy cruise missile strike. However, some bourses managed to claw back into the green