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 Speech May Define Market Mood

Financial markets may overlook ample top-tier economic data and a steady stream of central bank commentary as a pivotal speech from US President Donald Trump takes the spotlight.

Australian Dollar Should Rise If GDP Growth Resumes

The Australian Dollar may gain if fourth-quarter GDP data confirm that the Lucky Country has avoided recession for yet another year. It is very likely that they will.

Asian Stocks Wilt, US Policy Worries In Charge

Asian shares endured a lackluster session very short of local news. That left a vacuum which was filled by worries about US fiscal policy and the possibly timing of interest-rate increases

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Pennant Setup May Mean More Gains

Japan’s primary stock benchmark has struggled for meaningful gains this year, but hasn’t fallen far either. The chart formation this throws up may actually be quite positive.

Euro Slips Modestly After Small Gfk Confidence Miss

The Euro was hit but not especially hard by the release of a German consumer confidence survey from Gfk which managed to miss expectations, but only by a fraction.

Asian Stocks Pressured Again, Fed Minutes Weigh On US Dollar

Asian markets found the going tough on Thursday thanks to a weak Wall St. lead. The latest Federal Reserve minutes seem to have investors doubting that interest rates will rise as soon as next month.

Australian Dollar Hit Hard By Weaker Private Capex

The Australian Dollar wilted following the release of very weak overall private capital spending data in its homeland. There were bright spots in the data, but the overall picture was pretty feeble.

Asian Stocks Mixed, Weaker US Dollar Weighs on Nikkei

Asian stocks were mixed on Wednesday, with a moderately weaker US Dollar making progress tough for the likes of Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index.

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Must This Be A Double Top?

The ASX 200 is grappling with January highs again. If the bulls can take them out, then they may fight another day. If they cannot, we could be looking at “double top".

Australian Dollar Keeps Climbing As Chinese House Prices Do Too

The Australian Dollar gained following news of Chinese house-price gains, but it had been on the up before the data and they may not have been behind its subsequent rise.

RBA’s Lowe Doubts More Rate Cuts Are The Answer

Yen Gets Small Lift From Less-Weak National Store Sales

The Yen got a little boost from the news that Japanese department store sales were less weak in January, but USD/JPY had been meandering lower for a while before the release.

Most Asian Markets Gain, US Hopes Still Drive

Asia/Pacific stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday with hopes for US economic policy still behind their vigor. The Dollar posted modest, cross-board gains, too.

Japanese Yen Ticks Up But All-Industry Data Underwhelm

The Japanese Yen gained a little after the release of a mildly disappointing all-industry roundup for December. USD/JPY may have merely run out of puff after a climb however.

Yen Steady After Extremely Perky Manufacturing PMI Data

The Japanese Yen didn’t get much of a boost from a very strong survey from its home country’s manufacturing sector, where output is at three-year highs.

Asian Stocks Gain, Look Hopefully to US Tax Plans

Asian equity investors looked with renewed hope towards the potential economic program of the Donald Trump White House, with only Australia’s ASX missing the party.

US Dollar Up as Fed’s Mester Says Economy on Sound Footing

The US Dollar rose in Asia on Monday after hawkish Cleveland Federal Reserve President Lorretta Mester said that its home economy was on a “sound footing”.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed, Team Trump Battle for Influence

Financial markets cheered a confident Fed yet wilted on fears of status-quo-shattering maneuvers from "team Trump" last week. The tug of war is set to resume in the week ahead.

Australian Dollar May Languish If Only For Lack of Clues

The Australian Dollar dodged a couple of bullets as local sentiment indicators soared, stealing some of the limelight from the US Fed as they did so. That won’t happen again.

Asian Stocks Wilt, Weaker US Dollar Weighs

Asian stocks lacked clear direction from Wall Street and couldn’t find much of their own in a lackluster session which saw most major bourses headed for the red after a choppy week.