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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 Wilt As Turkey Fears Drive, Euro Eyed Nervously

Turkey remained in control of global markets as a new week began, with worries over that country’s economic fate stoking contagion nightmares

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Daily Range Shows No Sign of Cracking

The ASX 200 made no progress to speak of last week leaving what’s becoming quite an elderly daily chart trading range completely intact

Weekly Trading Forecast: Financial Markets Shudder after US-Turkey Tensions Deteriorate

The global markets were shaken from a comfortable slide into the weekend amid the ‘Summer Lull’ as another international diplomatic crisis threatened financial stability.

Australian Dollar Faces Plenty of Negatives, But Range Looks Firm

The Australian Dollar remains under considerable fundamental pressure but it may not be enough to blow away a persistent trading band.

Euro Wobbles As Investors Fret Bank Exposure To Turkey

The Euro took a hit Friday following a newspaper report saying that the currency bloc’s major banking watchdog is concerned about some banks’ exposure to Turkey and its plunging Lira.

Asian Equity Wilts As Trade Weighs Once More. US CPI Looms

Asian stocks were broadly if not drastically lower as another week’s end approached. Risk appetite remains extremely vulnerable to trade-spat headlines

Nikkei 225 Technical Analysis: Range Shows No Sign of Losing Grip

The Nikkei 225 remains stuck in an established trading range at what are quite high levels by recent standards. It has this in common with other global benchmarks

USD/JPY Weakness Looks Overdone Given Fundamentals

The Japanese Yen has picked up some technical momentum against the US Dollar, which has strengthened it elsewhere. However the fundamentals will reassert themselves eventually

Japan a US Trade War Target But Yen Has More Pressing Concerns

Japan is almost as much of a target as headline-hogging China in the US-driven trade war. But in reality, the position of the two East Asian giants is very different.

Japanese Yen Steady As Current Account Misses, GDP Data Loom

The Japanese Yen didn’t move much on a slew of Japanese data which offered little hope that ultra-loose monetary settings will be changing anytime soon

Most Asian Stocks Track Wall St Higher, Brexit Worries Hit GBP

Asian equity investors seemed to take advantage of a lull in trade-war headlines to drive most indexes higher. The RBA left rates on hold once again

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Elevated Trading Range Looks Solid

The ASX 200 still looks comfortable at highs not previously seen for ten years. Can it push on? Well, its current range would need to break and there’s no sign of that yet.

Asian Stocks Manage Gains Despite New US/China Trade Tension

Asia Pacific investors seemed quite inured to trade war worries as a new week got under way, with most major regional bourses in the green

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: USDJPY Tests Key Channel Support

The Japanese Yen has the upper hand against the US Dollar but its bulls have yet to force a key break lower for USD/JP. They are close however.

Asian Stocks Get US Tailwind From Powell Testimony, Eye Day Two

Asia Pacific equity got a lift from the Fed Chair’s upbeat assessement of economic prospects, with the US Dollar similarly underpinned by his remarks

Japanese Yen Technical Analysis: USD/JPY Soars, 2018 Peaks Loom

The Japanese Yen has no fundamental cards to play agains the US Dollar, a fact which, unsurprisingly, has translated into considerable technical weakness

ASX 200 Technical Analysis: Uptrend Remains Well In Place

The ASX 200 has reached some pretty dizzy heights in the last couple of months, leading to the inevitable question as to how much more upside there can be to play for

AUD Choppy, RBA Minutes Suggest Next Rate Move Still Likely Up

The Australian Dollar was volatile on Tuesday as the minutes of the last Reserve Bank of Australia policy meeting suggested that the central bank still thinks the next rate move-when it comes- will b...

Asian Stocks Fade Investors Look to US Data, Trump/Putin Meet

Asia Pacific equity couldn’t follow US stocks higher as a new week got under way. China GDP came in as forecast, leaving investors looking for the next big economic clue

Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed Testimony, China GDP and Earnings Compete with Trade Wars

Markets are still seeking their proper level of balance following the most recent waves of President Trump's critiques and threats. With trade wars still simmering, competition for fundamental charge...