David Cottle

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 Post Broad Gains, HK’s Hang Seng Tops 30,000

Asian stocks caught a pre-Thanksgiving US tailwind Wednesday, with plenty of green on the screens as the session wound down.

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: Watch For That Second Shoulder

The Japanese Yen has fought back against the US Dollar in recent trading sessions and the contest between them has now reached what could be a crucial stage.

US Dollar Unmoved by Yellen Speech, EUR/USD Downtrend Still Valid

The US Dollar held steady as a speech from Fed Chair Janet Yellen stuck to familiar themes, with the benchmark EUR/USD exchange rate still locked in a downtrend.

Asian Markets Broadly Higher, Euro And Aussie Dollar Pressured

Asian stock markets tracked global peers higher, with optimism about the global economy’s prospects trumping widespread political worries

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Retreat Finds Support But It Must Hold

The ASX 200 has relinquished the psychologically important 6000 level which was captured this month for the first time in ten years. So far however it hasn’t fallen far.

Australian Dollar Stumbles as RBA Minutes Remain Cautious

The Australian Dollar slipped as the Reserve Bank of Australia continued to sound like an outfit in no hurry at all to raise its record-low interest rates.

Asian Markets Mostly Weaker, Euro Struggles With German Politics

Asian stock indexes got a new week off to a weaker start. US tax reform progress still worries investors, as does Germany’s tortured political wrangling

Euro Wilts As Marathon German Coalition Talks Collapse

The Euro is playing defense as a new week gets under way in Asia. The business-friendly Free Democratic Party walked out of coalition talks on Sunday night.

Weekly Trading Forecast: US Politics May Trump Economics Again

Financial markets are likely to remain at the mercy of US politics despite a flurry of speeches from key central bankers and several big-splash releases on the economic calendar.

Australian Dollar Likely Stuck, But Watch For RBA Speakers

The Australian Dollar is caught between some reasonably perky domestic economic data and a central bank in no obvious hurry to lift interest rates from record lows

Most Asian Equities Track Stronger Wall St Higher, Shanghai Lags

Asian stock markets saw risk appetite reduced by news that the Trump election campaign had received its first subpoena but that did not stop most bourses making modest gains

Japanese Yen Gains, Nikkei Slips On Report Of Trump Team Subpoena

The Japanese Yen got what looks like its customary “risk off” bid Friday on news that special investigators in the US had issued President Trump’s election team with a subpoena for ...

Asian Markets Manage Gains, Nikkei 225 Comes Racing Back

Asian stocks rose Thursday, with the Japanese benchmark finding its feet again after days of weakness. The Australian Dollar got a lift from domestic employment data.

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: This Week’s Low Badly Needs To Hold

The Nikkei 225 has had a little rethink of its recent gains, and that makes eminent sense given their sheer rapidity. However, the bulls need to staunch falls quite soon.

Asian Stocks Slide Again, Weak Wage Data Force AUD Lower

Asian markets faced another “risk off” trading session Wednesday as worries about US tax plans and lower oil prices saw all major bourses heading South

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: USDJPY Prepares, But For What

The Japanese Yen has just seen the US Dollar lose momentum at highs which have stymied USDJPY bulls twice this year. However, this time may be different.

Asian Markets Subdued, Central Bank Speakers Set To Dominate

Asian markets looked tired as disappointing economic numbers and a Wall Street pull back conspired to limit investor heroics. The US Dollar got some yield support

S&P/ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Rally to Resume After Pullback?

The ASX 200 has enjoyed a stellar run higher but has been badly in need of consolidation for some time. Now it looks as though it will get that break, but can it then push on?

Most Asian Markets Backtrack, China Holds Up. Sterling Battered

Asian stocks started the week on a feeble note with the exception of those in China. The British currency was once again on the political rack

New Zealand Dollar To Struggle If RBNZ Monetary Mandate Expands

The New Zealand Dollar has stabilized since its post-election fall, but its travails may not be over as new monetary policy orders remain a real possibility.