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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.



Brexit Latest: MPs Propose Plan to Wrest Control From May

In another twist in the Brexit saga, British Members of Parliament have tabled a proposal to find a solution that would command majority support.

AUD Price Rally Possible Despite Weak China Data

The Australian Dollar is well placed to stage a near-term rally after poor Chinese economic data raise hopes of more monetary stimulus from Beijing.

Trader’s Toolbox: How to Identify Trends with Trader Sentiment Data

GBPUSD Price: Brexit Deadline Extension Could be Good for Sterling

UK Members of Parliament will likely vote Wednesday to rule out a no-deal Brexit and GBP could benefit Thursday if, as seems probable, MPs vote for an extension of the Brexit deadline.

Brexit Latest: GBP Price Drops, Trader Sentiment Tumbles | Webinar

A legal opinion by the UK Attorney General that the UK has no legal means of exiting the Irish backstop unilaterally has sent Sterling tumbling and dented market risk appetite more generally.

Brexit Latest: GBP Price Drops, Trader Sentiment Tumbles | Webinar

A legal opinion by the UK Attorney General that the UK has no legal means of exiting the Irish backstop unilaterally has sent Sterling tumbling and dented market risk appetite more generally.

Rising Risk Appetite Boosts Stocks, Knocks JPY and US Treasuries

Markets are shrugging off concerns about trade wars and slowing global economic growth, with traders opting for riskier assets such as stocks.

CAD Price Continues to Fall Despite Rising Crude Oil Prices

A climbing crude oil price generally lifts the Canadian Dollar but for now the currency remains weak on political concerns and a dovish central bank.

ECB Meeting Preview: EUR Price to Rise if There is no Mention of TLTROs

Markets are poised for the ECB to signal a new round of Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations. That means the risk is tilted towards a higher Euro if there is no reference to them.

OECD Cuts Global Economic Growth Forecasts Again

The Paris-based OECD inter-governmental think tank argues that the global economy is slowing and will likely be weaker in nearly all G20 countries than previously expected.

Downward Pressure on AUD May Persist After Disappointing GDP Data

From both technical and fundamental perspectives, the recent decline in AUDUSD looks set to continue as chances rise of an Australian interest-rate cut.

Market Sentiment Remains Positive | Webinar

Financial market traders are still confident as weak economic growth from China to the Eurozone is pushing central banks to increase their measures to stimulate activity.

EURUSD Price Analysis: Breaking Lower Ahead of ECB

EURUSD has dropped below the support line of a rising channel on the charts ahead of this week’s ECB monetary policy meeting, suggesting further losses ahead.

How Market Sentiment & Confidence Releases Can Improve Your Trading

The economic calendar is sprinkled each week with confidence data that traders should pay attention to. These forward-looking indicators can predict GDP growth and therefore exchange rates.

Further GBPUSD Gains Likely Limited Near-Term

AUDJPY Price Eases But No Panic Selling Despite Geopolitical Tensions

The AUDJPY cross rate, seen as a good indicator of market sentiment, is slipping back but there has been no panic selling despite a host of unfavorable political developments worldwide.

EURUSD Still Trending Higher Despite Poor Eurozone Confidence Data

EURUSD continues to advance within the well-defined channel in place since February 15 despite weak Eurozone confidence figures that emphasize the slowdown in the region’s economy.

GBPUSD Price Continues To Push Ahead Strongly, Brexit Debate in Focus

Sterling looks to have broken decisively above the 1.32 level ahead of more Brexit votes in the UK Parliament as the chances of a no-deal Brexit recede and the prospect of a delay in leaving rises.

Market Sentiment Still Positive Despite USD Weakness | Webinar

Financial market traders remain broadly confident even though the US Dollar remains under downward pressure and the oil price is off its recent highs.

GBP Price Outlook: Sterling Technically Positive, Brexit Optimism Rises

The British Pound is in a good position technically to extend its recent gains as a delay to the March 29 Brexit date becomes increasingly likely.