David Cottle

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.



Asian Stocks Mixed As Trade Worries Dominate, EUR Holds Up

Asian equity markets got a new week off to a narrow and mixed start, with trade-war fears still very much to the fore. Oil was in focus too after last week’s OPEC meet

Japanese Yen, Australian Dollar Unlikely To Benefit From Wage Pleas

The central banks of both Australia and Japan have said this month that they’d like to see higher wage payouts in their home countries. They’re not very likely to get them.

Weekly Trading Forecast: A New Front on Trade Wars Will Test Risk Trends, Dollar

Risk assets have broadly notched a week of retreat as trade wars have spread into the developed world economy. Themes are of greater consequence than specific data in the week ahead, but that poses m...

Asian Stocks Mixed As Trade Worries Endure, OPEC In Focus

Asian equity markets put in a mixed performance to round out their week. Global trade worries seem to be driving sentiment but local-index downgrades aren’t helping

Australian Dollar’s 360 Degree Hammering Likely To Continue

The Australian Dollar cannot catch a break. Its home interest rates are going nowhere as trade-war risk aversion batters it from outside. This gloomy status quo seems unlikely to dissipate.

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis - Can A Double Top Be Avoided?

The Nikkei 225 slid sharply this week on trade war worries, raising the specter of a technical double top. This may yet prove a false prospect, however.

Japanese Technical Analysis: USD/JPY Could Be Set To Bounce

The Japanese Yen has scored a strong haven bid thanks to swirling trade tensions . However USD/JPY remains in its broad uptrend, even if AUD/JPY looks a bit harder pressed

Most Asian Markets Fall On New US Tariff Threat, Trade Dominates

Asian equity took renewed fright on news that the Trump White House was considering yet more trade barriers against China

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Bulls Must Consolidate Their Gains

The ASX 200 has surged ahead again but bulls need to show that they can durably keep it above the magic 6,000 level

Asian Stocks Wilt As Trade Worries ReEmerge, USD Holds Up

More tit-for-tat trade tariffs between China and the US put the issue back front and centre for Asian investors as a new week got under way

Japanese Yen Gains As Exports Grow Despite Global Trade Worries

The Japanese Yen got a little boost as a new week got under way from data suggesting that Japanese trade is in quite good health despite rising tensions with the US

Australian Dollar Faces Calmer Week, But That May Not Save It

The Australian Dollar does not face much domestic economic data next week, but will remain under pressure- both fundamental and technical

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Channel Failure Puts Focus On Support

The Nikkei 225 has inched below its most recent dominant uptrend. Bulls need not panic, but the signs don’t look great for them and likely support is quite a way off

Most Asian Stocks Retreat, Mull Kim,Trump Summit, Looming Fed

Asian equity lacked vigor for the most part as investors looked to a Federal Reserve policy meeting which is expected to result in a rate rise

Australian Dollar Dips On RBA Lowe Comments, Fed Firmly In Focus

The Australian Dollar market was as focused on the Federal Reserve as any other, but still wobbled as RBA Governor Lowe implied that interest rates remain stuck

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Cautious Bullish Optimism Could Still Pay

The ASX 200 remains below its previous significant peak but could yet revisit it once this week’s plentiful fundamental risk events are out of the way

Asian Stocks Mixed As G7 Anger, Trump/Kim Summit Dominate Trade

Asian equity markets gained despite a fractious G7 meeting. Focus soon shifted to Singapore where leaders of the US and North Korea are due to meet Tuesday

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: Key Retracement Holds USDJPY

The Japanese Yen has made some gains against the US Dollar but USD/JPY’s medium-term, daily-chart range seems to be holding

Weekly Trading Forecast: Trade Wars and Rate Decision Keep Traders on Edge

Capital and FX markets held remarkably stable given the fundamental pressure filling the horizon. With trade wars steadily gaining traction, key rate decisions (Fed, ECB, BoJ) and a range of high pro...

Asian Stocks Slip On Emerging Market Worries, Fractious G7 Looms

Asian equity was broadly lower as investors took some cash off the table ahead of a G7 meeting which promises to be clouded by trade spats