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 Markets Torpid Despite Yet Another N.Korea Missile Test

There’ve been more exciting Asia/Pacific sessions than this one, with market holidays and a lack of scheduled data combining to stifle activity

Technical Analysis: Nikkei 225 on Launchpad, But Watch 2017 Low

The Nikkei 225 looks a bit trapped from a near term perspective, but a step back shows an altogether more encouraging vista to the bulls.

Trading Yen May Fundamentally Change if Wages Rise in Earnest

News that corporate Japan is upping capital investment to cope with labor shortage may foreshadow a structural change in the way the Yen is traded.

Australian Dollar Vulnerable to China PMI Disappointments

The Australian Dollar looks vulnerable ahead of data expected to show that Chinese manufacturing activity grew at the slowest pace in seven months in May.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Potent Event Risk Portends Volatility

Financial markets face a steady stream of heavy duty scheduled event risk that is likely to make for ample volatility across the asset spectrum in the week ahead.

Australian Dollar May Wobble If Housing, China Data Disappoint

The Australian Dollar could be in for trouble in the week ahead if local housing data and Chinese manufacturing numbers continue recent trends.

Asian Stocks Mixed, Investors Digest Oil Output-Cut Extension

Many Asia/Pacific markets slid as investors expressed disappointment that major oil producers had not done more to address a persistent supply glut

Technical Analysis: Japanese Yen Still Waiting For A Break

The Japanese Yen is living through interesting technical times. A degree of deadlock dominates the charts, but a telling break may be close in many cases.

Asian Markets Gain As Investors Mull Fed Minutes, Look To OPEC

Stocks closed higher as investors pored over the latest US central bank release and readied for what could be an interesting OPEC conclave

Technical Analysis: ASX 200 Set to Break Chart Deadlock

The ASX 200 has been in a technical deadlock for a few sessions but the proximity of a key short-term downtrend line suggests that something must soon give.

Australian Dollar Falls No Further On Weaker Leading Indicator

Australia’s Westpac leading indicator deteriorated in May, but AUD/USD was already lower thanks to Moody’s China credit rating downgrade.

Australian, NZ Dollars Wilt As Moody’s Cuts China Credit Rating

The Australian and New Zealand Dollar took understandable fright after a shock credit rating downgrade for the world’s number-two national economy.

New Zealand Dollar Gains As Trade Surplus Hits 2-Year Highs

A bumper and surprising beat for the official April trade surplus put wings under the New Zealand Dollar on Wednesday

Asian Markets Listless, UK Blast Overshadows Trade

Asia/Pacific markets traded sideways though a session short of economic news but dominated by a suspected terror attack in the UK

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Nasty Slip Did No Lasting Damage

Last week’s sharp Nikkei falls now look more like a few dislodged rocks than the first stages of an avalanche. The current uptrend endures.

Japanese Yen Steady Despite Monthly Activity Miss

The Yen was steady in a rather torpid Asia session despite the release of data which put an unwelcome light on the sustainability of recent growth.

Asian Markets Mostly Up Despite Pyongyang’s Missile Test

Asian markets rose to greet a new week, looking back to Wall Street’s Friday and forward to Donald Trump’s first overseas Presidential tour

Japanese Yen Slips, April Trade Figures Portray Robust Growth

Japanese trade balance figures spoke to a global trading environment in reasonable health despite many unknowns, but the Yen slipped after them.

Weekly Trading Forecast: US Politics, Economic News Flow Clash

Financial markets were consumed with shaky US politics last week. Upcoming news-flow from Washington DC may be no less potent even as top-tier economic event risk returns.

Australian Dollar Stuck With Its US Cousin’s Moodswings

The Australian Dollar seems mired at the moment, with the US Dollar driving. This week probably won’t see much change there as the data schedule is thin