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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.



Chinese Stocks Surge Again, Taking Others With Them, ASX Lags

The prospect of more market supportive measures out of Beijing saw Chinese stocks set for a very positive start to the week. The Euro and Sterling were much less exuberant however

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Charts Say Oct’s Close Could Be Key

The ASX 200 has endured a tricky month, in common with many other global indexes. However the Aussie benchmark’s position has been made more precarious by the fall through 6,000

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Unsteady Risk Trends Increase Scrutiny on China, Italy and Brexit

Following the rout in speculative assets from shares to emerging markets to Yen crosses, there is an understandable tension amongst investors.

Australian Dollar Held Up Last Week, May Not Do So Again

The Australian Dollar held up quite well to the intensification of one or two factors which have stymied it this year. Don’t rely on that continuing

Asian Stocks Mixed Despite Wall St Rout, US Futures In Focus

Asian stocks didn’t fare too badly on Friday considering the terrible US curtain raiser they started with. A rise in US stock futures kept hopes alive

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Sharp Falls Leave Bulls Down, Not Out

The Nikkei 225 has fallen sharply from its recent multi-decade highs, but bulls can probably still dare top hope for as long is its former trading range remains unthreatened

New Zealand Dollar Struggles For Fudamental Support

The New Zealand Dollar has been hammered so far this year, but its pain may not be over yet as the fundamental gloom deepens.

Asian Stocks Mixed, Narrow In Data-Light Session, Dollar Lower

Asia Pacific equity markets didn’t have much news to chew over Wednesday and put in a mixed performance. The US Dollar slipped a little but remains close to 7-week highs

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: USD/JPY Offers Dip-Buy Prospects

The Japanese Yen has fought back a little against the US Dollar but the fundamentals remain against it and will probably reassert themselves soon enough

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Crucial 6000 Support Back In Focus

The ASX 200 is back once again within sight of the key 6000 level. If it gives way the bulls could find themselves in serious difficulty

IMF Downgrades Global Growth Call Citing ’Unsettled’ Trade Picture

The International Monetary Fund downgraded its global growth forecast with Emerging Markets taking most of the beating

Asian Stocks Lower As China Cuts Reserve Requirement Again

Worries about the effects of current trade tensions with the US weighed on Asian stock markets as a new week got under way. Shanghai’s mainboard was down nearly 3%.

AUDUSD Ticks Up As China’s Service Sector Beats Forecasts In Sep

The Australian Dollar ticked up very slightly on news that China’s private service sector activity from Caixin outpaced market expectations, making up for manufacturing weakness

Weekly Fundamental Forecast: Dow Looks to Reconcile with Global Risk Trends, FX Markets Deal with Systemic Themes

The US equity indices have diverged widely from global peers and other risk trends through recent months. Will this incredible disparity balloon even further or perhaps start to converge in the week ...

Australian Dollar Beset By Low Interest Rates, Trade-War Worries

The Australian Dollar has been hammered further against its US cousin and will be unable recover for as long as Aussie rates are seen as stuck at record lows

Asian Stocks Mostly Wilt As Treasury Yields Rise, Payrolls In Focus

The prospect of perhaps substantially higher US interest rates made the going tough for Asia Pacific stocks, although some indexes managed gains

Japanese Yen Stymied as Bank of Japan Stimulus Ploughs On, and On

There were whispers earlier this year to the effect that the Bank of Japan might wind down monetary stimulus even though inflation was weak. They have been silenced.

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Time To Pause, Build Solid Base

The Nikkei 225 is enjoying an incredible run but it’s looking exhausted and it could be time to consolidate its gains. Near-term support looks solid

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis:USD/JPY Ascendent, Needs A Pause

The Japanese Yen is under significant technical and fundamental pressure against the US Dollar, with some temporary respite probably the best bulls can hope for

Euro Gains Sharply On Soothing Italian Budget Report, Reaction Eyed

The Euro has been hit in recent weeks by worries about a blowout budget from Italy’s newish government. However a new report suggest that deficit cutting remains Rome’s priority