Martin Essex, MSTA

Analyst and Editor

Financial markets, economics, fundamental and technical analysis.
Martin Essex, based in the Eurozone, has been writing about the economy and the financial markets for 40 years. He has worked as Senior International Economist at a London-based consultancy and has a degree in Mathematical Economics from the University of Essex. He is a Member of the Society of Technical Analysts and has written a book on the bond markets.



Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed Policy Path Back in the Spotlight

Financial markets' cheery mood after the first round of France's presidential election will be tested as Fed decision-makers issue a verdict on the world's largest economy.

Japanese Yen: Disappointing Data Add to Downside Pressure

As predicted here a week ago, the Japanese Yen declined last week and there’s little sign yet that the trend is about to change.

Webinar: Live Event Coverage: UK GDP (Q1) with Martin Essex

In this webinar, DailyFX Analyst and Editor Martin Essex discusses trade setups in GBPcrosses ahead of and after the release of the UK Q1 GDP data.

Euro Upside Possible As ECB Policy Tightening Comes Closer

Perhaps surprisingly, the Euro has failed to react strongly to a report suggesting the ECB could tighten monetary policy sooner than previously expected.

DailyFX European Desk Round Table: Political Risk in Europe Dissipating for Euro & Pound

Join DailyFX strategists Christopher Vecchio, Martin Essex, and Nick Cawley for a discussion on the major influences out of Europe impacting FX markets.

CHF, Rather Than JPY, Becomes Haven Currency of Choice

As tensions rise on the Korean peninsula, the Swiss Franc is becoming the haven currency of choice, rather than the Japanese Yen.

Weekly Forecast: French Election, Trump Tax Plan, US GDP in Focus

Financial markets are set for a volatile week as first round of the French presidential election, a White House tax reform proposal and first-quarter US GDP data looms ahead.

Japanese Yen: No End In Sight For Accommodative Monetary Policy

Governor Haruhiko Kuroda this week had a simple message: the current pace of quantitative and qualitative easing is set to continue indefinitely

US PMIs Drop in April, Confounding Expectations of a Rise

The US Purchasing Managers Indexes fell unexpectedly in April, with both the manufacturing and service-sector PMIs confounding predictions of an advance.

Webinar: Live Event Coverage: Euro-Zone PMIs (Apr) with Martin Essex

In this webinar, DailyFX Analyst and Editor Martin Essex discusses trade setups in EUR crosses ahead of and after the release of the Euro-Zone PMI data for April.

Euro Scenarios After Round One of the French Presidential Election

This coming Sunday sees the first round of the French presidential election. So how will the Euro and the CAC 40 trade Monday?

Brexit Briefing: How to Trade the UK General Election

Ahead of the UK general election to be held on June 8, it’s hard to see anything other than a firmer British Pound, while the FTSE 250 stock-market index is better placed to advance than the FT...

Weekly Trading Forecast: All Eyes on the White House Yet Again

Financial markets will be looking to the White House for direction again as its actions stoke worries about wars of the military and currency variety.

Brexit Briefing: Now It’s All About a Hard Brexit Or a Soft One

For traders in the British Pound, the important question to ask now is whether the UK will crash out of the EU or leave harmoniously with a Brexit agreement both sides are happy with.

Australian Dollar: Set to Suffer if ’Risk-Off’ Theme Returns

The past few sessions have been kind to the Australian Dollar.However, the days ahead may not be so gentle.

GBP/USD Weakens Then Rallies After Latest Bank of England Credit Survey

The availability of unsecured credit to UK households is expected to decrease further in Q2 while total demand for secured lending for house purchase and remortgaging is forecast to increase.

GBP/JPY Technical Analysis: Downtrend Still Firmly In Place

The downtrend in GBP/JPY that has been in place for most of this year remains in place, with no breakout likely near-term.

Webinar: Live Event Coverage: UK Labor Market (Mar) with Martin Essex

The latest UK jobs report showed unemployment steady at 4.7% and average earnings growing at a same-again 2.3%, in line with inflation.

Mixed Employment Report Leaves Sterling Little Changed

The UK unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.7% in February, in line with expectations and its joint lowest level since 1975. Average weekly earnings rose by 2.3%, unchanged from an upwardly revised f...

USD/CHF Technical Analysis: Consider Small Long Positions

USD/CHF is threatening to break to the upside from a downward channel in place since the start of 2017, suggesting that small long positions should be considered.