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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.



USD/JPY Downtrend Dominates But Could Face Near-Term Test

The Japanese Yen remains in the ascendant over the US Dollar but fundamental risk appetite could see that challenged in coming sessions.

NZD Slips As ANZ Survey Shows Business Confidence Hit Again

The New Zealand Dollar was pressured by news that businesses in its home country are still feeling pretty gloomy about their prospects, a situation that now looks deeply entrenched

ASX 200 Retreats From 12-Year Peaks But Key Support Still Holds

The ASX 200 is still within striking distance of its all-time peak but investors will need time to assess if its most recent pullback is mere consolidation or something more serious.

Asian Stocks Fade Across Board As Markets Look to Trump-Xi Meet

The US and China are still talking trade but investors are by no means confident that they’ll get a breakthrough in Osaka this week.

SNB Likely Wary Of Any EURCHF Floor Even If ECB Eases Again

Markets believe the European Central Bank will ease policy this year. This could be bad news for the Swiss National Bank, but it’s not clear that it will resort to old remedies.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Watch Dow and EURUSD as G20 Approaches Amid Risk Resurgence

Risk appetite was charged this past week by the Fed’s alignment with other major central banks signaling a fresh wave of external support for stretched speculators. Alone, stimulus may not carry...

Asian Markets Trade Mixed, Narrow With Eyes On Iran, G20, RBNZ

Regional bourses lacked an overarching theme as a new week got under way, but there were at least three big issues for investors to focus on.

AUDUSD Gains, RBA Lowe Again Ponders Monetary Easing’s Limits

The Australian Dollar got a lift after the RBA Governor pointed to some of the difficulties apparent in a world where everyone is lowering interest rates

Weekly Trading Forecast: Watch Dow and EURUSD as G20 Approaches Amid Risk Resurgence

Risk appetite was charged this past week by the Fed’s alignment with other major central banks signaling a fresh wave of external support for stretched speculators. Alone, stimulus may not carry...

Australian Dollar Still Mired But Could Ride Fed’s Risk Wave Higher

The Australian Dollar still lacks interest rate support of its own but a Fed-inspired revival in risk appetite could see it make further gains, albeit within its dominant downtrend.

US-Iran Tensions Hold APAC Stocks Down. Gold, Yen Make Gains

Asian investors were keeping a close watch on the Middle East as the trading week bows out. This deflated the risk appetite formerly stoked by Federal Reserve dovishness.

Japanese Yen Bulls Could Face Big Trouble If Risk Appetite Holds

A Fed-inspired revival in risk appetite has yet to dissuade Yen bulls. That state of affairs seems unlikely to last. Long-term charts suggest they might soon face a stern test.

Japanese Yen Gains As BOJ Leaves All Monetary Settings Alone

The Japanese Yen got a very modest boost from the BoJ’s expected decision, perhaps as it contrasted with a more dovish Federal Reserve

AUD Recovers Fast Despite RBA Lowe Keeping Rate Cuts On Table

The Australian Dollar dipped as the RBA Governor kept prospects of one more rate cut alive but said monetary solutions were not the only ones.

Stocks Up On US-China Trade Hopes in APAC Trade, Fed Decision Due

The US-China trade war was back in focus Wednesday with hopes of a thaw between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping underpinning broad optimism.

ASX 200 Aims At Record High As Technicals, Fundamentals Align

The ASX 200 has weathered risk aversion storms with surprising comfort and looks very well placed now that they seem to be subsiding.

GBP Could Be Hit if US-China Trade War Makes London Pick a Side

Despite some well-publicized wobbles, the UK has walked the tightrope between Washington and Beijing quite well. Will it ever have to choose between them?

Australian Dollar Wilts As RBA Minutes Say More Rate Cuts Likely

The Australian Dollar took a hit Tuesday as the minutes of the RBA's last monetary policy meeting found rate setters saying that further reductions are probable.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed Hopes Compete with Trade War Fears

A week ago, it seemed that some relief from trade wars would filter through to stimulate further relief rallies. As we move into the new trading week, it is clear that this persistent theme is once ag...

Asian Stocks Mixed As Markets Look To Fed, Mull US Retail Sales

US futures markets still see a reduction in interest rates shortly despite some renewed strength in key data metrics. The Dollar rose nevertheless