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 Trading Forecast: Trump Trade Reversal in the Works?

The so-called “Trump Trade” may begin to unravel across financial markets after a failed healthcare reform effort cast doubt on the US President's economic policy agenda.

Australian Dollar Retreat Looks Unlikely to Stop

The Australian Dollar has been sliding ever since that US interest rate hike gave it a large and unexpected boost. Even if that slide doesn’t accelerate, its’ hard to see what could stop ...

Asian Shares Gain, Still Eye Delayed US Healthcare Vote

A Friday devoid of major local influences nevertheless saw Asian mainboards manage gains of varying degrees, with investors still looking to the delayed US healthcare vote

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Broken Trendline, Heavy Cap

The ASX 200 has repeatedly failed at its 2017 highs. That’s grim enough news but now a trendline broken to the downside compounds the gloom.

Japanese Yen Keeps Sliding After Mfg PMI Hits 3-Month Low

The Yen continued to slide against a more positive US Dollar with no pause for the news that Japan’s manufacturing sector expansion hit a 30-month low.

Japanese Yen Shrugs at Unchanged Cabinet Report

The Japanese Yen didn’t move much following the late release of the monthly official economic assessment by its home country’s Cabinet Office.

Technical Analysis: Nikkei Slides Into an Uncomfortable Spot

This week’s Nikkei 225 falls have not only taken the Tokyo benchmark back to the lows of February. They have broken quite an established uptrend line.

Asian Stocks Inch Up, Mark Time Before US Healthcare Vote

Asian markets managed to creep higher on Thursday but investors were essentially marking time, waiting to see how a key vote for the US Administration will go in Washington later

Japanese Yen Stays Up After Modest Leading-Index Gains

The Japanese Yen remained near its highs for the day in the wake of news that the country’s official leading indicator ticked up in January, albeit very slightly.

Asian Stocks Wilt With Wall Street, Nikkei Falls More Than 2%

Asian stocks followed their Wall Street counterparts sharply lower on Wednesday, with new worries about North Korea’s missile development adding to the gloom.

Japanese Yen Rise Halts After BoJ Minutes, Trade Data

The Japanese Yen stopped rising against the US Dollar Wednesday following the release of policy-meeting minutes from the Bank of Japan and some stronger-than-expected trade data.

Australian Dollar Fall Endures, Westpac Leading Index Contracts

The an already beleaguered Australian Dollar got yet another headache as a key leading indicator of likely Australian economic strength wilted in February.

Asian Stocks Mixed, US Dollar Capped By Fed Comments

Asian stocks were mixed and a bit listless Tuesday, with a broadly weaker US Dollar weighing down the region’s exporters. Soaring Australian house prices were back in focus.

Australian Dollar Whipsaws On House Prices, RBA Minutes

Australian house prices were very strong in the old year’s final quarter, but the Reserve Bank of Australia’s policy-meeting minutes reminded investors that the central bank sees risks in...

British Pound Gains on Rightmove House Price Survey

The British Pound got some support from news that house prices rose on the month in March. However, annualized gains remain much slower than they were before the Brexit vote.

Asian Stocks Slip as G20 Stokes Free Trade Health Fears

Worries about the health of global free trade kept Asian stocks on the back foot as a new week got under way. The region’s great trading nations don’t want to see a more protectionist US.

Weekly Trading Forecast: All Eyes Remain on the Federal Reserve

Financial markets are likely to remain fixated on US monetary policy as a lull in top-tier data puts the spotlight on a busy Fed-speak calendar in the week ahead.

Australian Dollar Looks Short of Clear Direction

A week of relatively scanty economic data on both sides of the Pacific could leave AUD/USD sitting on its gains, but short of reasons to build on them.

Asian Stocks End Busy Week in Mixed Fashion

Asian stocks looked as though they needed a new story on Friday as post-Federal Reserve excitement calmed, but nothing took its place.

Manufacturing Up, Consumer Confidence Down, NZ Dollar Steady

The New Zealand Dollar didn’t move much on a mixed bag of local data which showed manufacturing doing very well even as consumer confidence was slipping.