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: Are Markets Underestimating Fed Resolve?

Financial markets have been defined by fading Fed rate hike bets in recent weeks. An FOMC rate decision and second-quarter US GDP data now threaten that narrative.

Australian Dollar on Watch for RBA Interventions After Debelle

The Australian Dollar market can look forward to a US monetary policy call and official local consumer price data, but the RBA may now be a more obvious focus than either.

Asian Markets Mixed On Wall St. Lead, Currencies Active

Asian stocks lacked an overall theme for investors to chew but currencies more than made up for any lack of action. The Australian and New Zealand Dollars were in focus

Australian Dollar Whacked as RBA’s Debelle Cools Rate Hike Hopes

The Australian Dollar swooned as Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Debelle pushed back against those who think local interest rates could rise anytime soon.

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: Watch Where USD/JPY Bounces

The Japanese Yen is grinding the US Dollar down with yet another lower USD/JPY high complete. The Aussie is better set against the Japanese currency, but could use a rest.

Asian Stocks Rise Broadly, BoJ Stands Pat. ECB In Focus

Asian stocks rose as investors looked to US corporate earnings strength and the Bank of Japan, which left policy alone while pushing down its inflation forecasts again

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Little Sign Of Altitude Sickness

The Nikkei 225 looks relaxed at what has previously been a rarified atmosphere above the 20,000 level. Can this continue? Well yes, but it would be nice to see a push higher.

Japanese Yen Weakens as BOJ Holds, Lowers CPI Forecasts Again

The Japanese Yen was lower against the US Dollar following the Bank of Japan’ policy decision. The central bank stood pat, but lowered its inflation forecasts once more.

Japanese Yen Steady as Trade Balance Misses, BoJ in Focus

A Japanese Yen focused on the BOJ rate decision shrugged off news that June’s trade balance missed expectations. An import surge caused the miss, but exports held up strongly.

Asian Markets Bounce Back On US Earnings, Aussie Banks Gain

Asian markets were in better from Wednesday, despite a still-weak US Dollar, as optimism around China’s economic growth and US corporate earnings brought out the bulls

Etherium Founder: Cryptocurrency ICOs May Invite Regulation

Cryptocurrencies have been in the spotlight for their extreme volatility but one of their creators thinks that regulation of “Initial Coin Offerings” is now a growing threat.

Australian Dollar Gains Stall After Leading Index Falters

The Australian Dollar initially ignored Westpac’s Leading Index but investors now seem to have looked behind the headline and seen some sinister gloom beneath.

Asian Markets Weaker, Healthcare Wrangling Unhealthy For USD

Asian stock markets were in the red as Tuesday wound down. The US Dollar did most of the damage, fading as political struggles over healthcare raise legislative doubts

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Nasty Daily Chart Just Got Gloomier

The ASX 200’s sinister series of lower highs seems to have chalked up one more this week, putting focus on the baser which has been in place since late last month.

Australian Dollar Keeps Gaining Despite RBA Minutes’ Worries

The Australian Dollar pushed higher even as the latest set of RBA policy meeting minutes showed it is keeping a close eye on its currency’s rise, as well as local housing and labor markets.

Asian Stocks Mixed Despite Stronger China Growth, USD Steady

Asian stocks put in a narrow and mixed showing even as a deluge of Chinese economic data came in strongly. The US Dollar steadied a little after Friday’s widespread falls

Australian Dollar Gains as China GDP Growth Beats Forecasts

The Australian Dollar bounced on Monday as Chinese GDP data beat forecasts, industrial production smashed them and retail sales held up at high levels.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed, BOC Cede Spotlight to the ECB, BOJ

Financial markets reacted to shifting Fed and BOC policy prospects in explosive fashion last week. It is now up to the ECB and the BOJ to stoke further volatility.

Australian Dollar: More Gains May Be Too Much to Ask

The Australian Dollar enjoyed something of a banner week last week thanks to a variety of supportive factors. However, it can’t rely on a rerun even if it doesn’t fall far.

Asian Markets Mainly Higher, US CPI, Earnings In Focus

The week ended with a whimper for Asian markets in a quiet Friday session which at least saw most of them higher. US inflation data are eagerly awaited