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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.



Asian Stocks Weaker As China Trade Data Underwhelm, Fed Eyed

Seasonal cheer was in short supply as a new trading weak got under way in Asia. China trade numbers and US employment data have underlined the need for a quick end to trade tensions.

Asian Stocks Gain On Hopes Fed May Hold Fire, US Payrolls Up Next

There was a late-week reprieve for battered Asia Pacific stock markets as investors took heart from a report suggesting that there may be fewer US rate rises next year

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Uptrend Endures Despite Sharp Falls

The Nikkei 225 has slipped, along with many other global indexes, as risk-aversion has risen. However, the Japanese benchmark’s daily-chart uptrend has yet to break

Asian Stocks Fade With Wall Street, Plentiful Economic Cues Ahead

Weakness was the theme once again across Asia Pacific stock markets as investors fretted global growth prospects and the real substance of last weekend’s US/China trade truce

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: USDJPY Uptrend Under New Threat

The Japanese Yen has seen a fightback against the US Dollar this week and, although the latter remains in the ascendant, its uptrend line is now under duress

Asian Stocks Wilt As Investors Fret US, China Trade Details

Asia Pacific markets were a sea of red with more market participants wondering whether the US and China will really be able to settle trade differences in just 90 days

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Up-Channel Holds, Bulls Need To Push

The ASX 200 remains within the uptrend channel which has been in place since the index slid to its 2018 lows last month. However, the channel could do with an upside test

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Markets Start a New Month with G20, Brexit, Euro-Area Stability and Fed Policy All Under Scrutiny

Though the capital and forex markets generally held back from systemic trends this past month, volatility was practically overflowing through the period. The typical ‘quiet December’ assu...

Asian Stocks Gain On US, China G20 Trade Breakthrough, Oil Soars

Asian equities loudly cheered the 90-day trade ceasefire announced by the US and China at their G20 meet in Argentina. The two countries must now deliver though, if these gains are to stick

G20 Drives Australian Dollar Trade Despite Plentiful Local Data

The Australian Dollar market remained focused on the trade thaw negotiated between China and the US, to the clear exclusion of Monday’s regional data

Risk Assets Cheer G20 Trade Ceasefire But Need Lasting Trade Peace

Equity markets and growth currencies like the Australian Dollar look set to gain on the good news from Argentina, but the trade truce between China and the US is only a start

Asian Stocks Mostly Higher With Trump, Xi’s G20 Meet In Focus

Asia Pacific stocks were mostly in the green, despite Wall Street losses, as investors continued to look with hope towards this weekend’s G20 get-together

Australian Dollar Hit By Weak China PMIs, RBA, G20 Eyed

The Australian Dollar ticked lower Friday as Chinese data disappointed, with manufacturing now very close to outright contraction

Asian Stocks Rise On Fed Chair Powell’s Comments, G20 Hopes

Asian stocks were broadly higher again as markets moved to reprice their expectations of higher US interest rates next year. The US Dollar was weaker for the same reasons

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Bulls Have More To Prove Yet

The Nikkei 225 has managed a run of daily chart gains that have taken it close to an important resistance zone. It will need to get there however, and consolidate

Asian Stocks Still Supported By Hopes For Trump, Xi G20 Meet

G20 meetings have under-delivered before but stock investors seem hopeful that this weekend’s Argentinian edition can at least bring a more constructive tone to trade talks

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: USD/JPY Base Looks Very Firm

The Japanese Yen remains under the broad pressure against the US Dollar which has dominated 2018. USD/JPY bulls now have a reasonable platform from which to try for the year’s peak again

Asian Stocks Trade Higher As Investors Await Trump, Xi Meet

Asian equity scored broad gains Tuesday as investors looked with hope towards this week’s G20 summit. The Dollar also held up perhaps as FX markets took a more circumspect view

ASX 200 Technical Analysis:Important Long-Term Support Eyed

The ASX 200 has given back about 400 points below the 6000 level, which it topped by a similar amount to reach this year’s stunning peak. Bulls probably can’t afford to lose much more.

Asian Stocks Mostly Up On G20 Trade Hopes, USD Gains Too

G20 meetings have disappointed investors in the past but there seems some hope that this week’s may at least some trade thaw between Washington and Beijing