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.



Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Uptrend Holds, Tough Highs Loom

The Nikkei 225’s maturing uptrend has taken it up very nicely, but it is now getting into an area where progress may be harder to win

Asian Stocks Get Wall St Boost, UK CPI Looms Large For Pound

Asia-Pacific markets enjoyed a strong tailwind from New York, where the US corporate earnings season continues to shine

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: Failure Beckons At Range Top

The Japanese Yen has won back some ground against the US Dollar, with USD/JPY latest upside foray staring defeat in the face

Asian Markets Mixed After China GDP, UK Data In GBP Sights

Asian stocks had a rather torpid session on Tuesday, failing to capitalize for once on Wall Street’s earnings-season inspired gains

Elevated GBP/USD Can Probably Go Higher Yet

GBP/USD has put in some impressive gains but, with the matket still skewed to the short side, it could have more to give if risk appetite holds up

Asian Markets Mixed As Investors Mull Syria Strikes, Look to Earnings

Asian stocks were quite composed in the face of last weekends’ military action, although the reaction of Russia remains a market focus

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Range Break Puts 6,000 In Bulls’ Sights

The ASX 200 is flirting with a break of its recent short term trading range. If that break can be nailed down then 6,000 beckons yet again

Syria Airstrikes Could See Risk Assets Retreat As New Week Starts

Western military intervention in Syria was hardly unexpected but, nonetheless, markets are all-but certain to take fright when they re-open on Monday

Weekly Trading Forecast: Can Key Events like China GDP Cut Through Political Risk Volatility?

Can key event risk like China GDP or the BoC rate decision offer clarity to counter the general uncertainty of political risk?

Australian Dollar Could Fight Back This Week If Data Hold Up

The Australian Dollar has fought back a little against its big US cousin, and this week could well see that process continue, if not overwhelm the dominant downtrend

Asian Stocks Gain As Risk Appetite Holds Up, US Stock Open Eyed

Asian markets saw broad-based gains as the week’s two big worries, trade and Syria, seemed to have receded a little

Australian Dollar Rides Out Broadly Stronger China Trade Data

The Australian Dollar market was clearly focused elsewhere Friday and didn’t react much to news of a Chinese import surge, and a rise in its trade surplus with the US

Australian Dollar Could Get Lift From Labour Data, China GDP

AUD/USD probably remains biased lower- a downtrend channel has dominated trade all year. But bulls may see some reasons to step in this week.

Asian Stocks Falter As Syria Tensions Rise. Fed Minutes Mulled

Worries about possible Western military action in Syria cast a cloud over Thursday’s Asia Pacific trading session

Return to Fundamentals Could Rein In Kiwi Outperformance

The New Zealand Dollar has held up better than some of its commodity currency peers, but could now be getting a little too high against its US cousin.

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Upside Failure Keeps Channel Intact

The ASX 200 has slipped exactly at the point, which validates both its current range and the broader downtrend channel

Asian Stocks Mixed As Xi Trade Boost Fades, US CPI Up Next

Asian investors opted for discretion despite the global equity strength which ushered in the Asia Pacific trading session. Risk appetite endured in the FX Space

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: USD/JPY Falters At Range Top

The Japanese Yen is under renewed pressure against a resurgent US Dollar as trade worries ease. But Dollar bulls still have work to do.

AUD/USD Rides Westpac Consumer Miss, Downtrend Threatened

The Australian Dollar had been buoyed by a risk-appitute revival before Westpac revealed that consumers were a little less confident

Asian Markets Gain On Xi Jinping Speech, Trade To Remain Key

Asian equity investors cheered the apparently conciliatory tone struck by China’s leader on trade, the US Dollar rose with a general risk-appetite revivial