Martin Essex, MSTA

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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.



GBP Stable as Bank of England Leaves UK Interest Rates Unchanged

GBP was little changed after the Bank of England kept UK Bank Rate at 0.75%, as expected, and maintained its asset-purchase program. The vote was unanimous.

Trade the News: GBP Price Depends on Brexit, Not UK Interest Rates

Traders in GBPUSD, Sterling crosses the FTSE 100 and UK Gilts need to watch Brexit developments rather than today’s decision on UK interest rates by the Bank of England.

Further Losses Possible for AUDUSD Price

The AUDUSD price chart suggests more weakness for the pair as it continues to play its role as a proxy for the US-China trade dispute.

FTSE 100 Price Continues to Slide on Brexit News Despite Stable GBP

The main index of London-listed stocks continues to ease back on Brexit concerns amid reported moves to oust Theresa May as UK Prime Minister.

EURGBP Nears Strong Support Levels, Bounce Possible

Hopes Of a Brexit Deal Lift GBP Sentiment | Webinar

Growing confidence that a Brexit deal can be reached is benefiting GBP while a lull in the US-China trade war has lowered interest in safe havens such as USD.

ZEW Index Falls By Less Than Expected, DAX Still Weakens

The ZEW indicator of German economic sentiment fell by less than predicted in September. The release has so far had little impact on the EURUSD exchange rate but the DAX is falling.

USDRUB Chart Pointing to Further Gains as Russian Ruble Sinks

A further strong advance in USDRUB is looking increasingly likely as the chart of the pair shows a pennant formation.

Climb in USD Price Losing Momentum

The advance in the USD price looks to be running out of steam despite continuing concerns about trade, the emerging markets and NAFTA.

EURCHF Price Dropping Towards Critical Support Level

GBPUSD Price Well Placed to Extend Its Gains

GBPUSD held steady Thursday after Wednesday’s gains, suggesting that the upward trend in the pair over the last two weeks remains intact.

EURUSD Stable Despite Poor Eurozone Confidence Data

EURUSD looks to be consolidating after its gains over the past fortnight as Eurozone confidence falls by more than expected in August.

Trade Wars Latest: Concerns About NAFTA, China Dominate USD

Worries about US trade relations with Mexico, Canada and China are denting sentiment towards the USD, which could well resume its downtrend against EUR shortly.

Risk of Break Higher in EURGBP as Brexit Deadline Pushed to November

A report that the UK and the EU are now aiming to finalize Brexit divorce terms by mid-November rather than in October could weaken GBP, benefiting EURGBP.

Trader Confidence Rises as USD Falls | Sentiment Webinar

Market sentiment is positive as the USD price eases on the NAFTA deal between the US and Mexico.

USD Price Under Pressure as US, Mexico Agree NAFTA Deal

USD weakness may continue near-term after news that the US and Mexico have reached a deal to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement.

US Crude Oil Price May Rise Further as Oil Inventories Tumble

The price of US crude oil could make further gains on the back of official data showing a huge fall in US crude inventories.

USD Could Fall Further on Trump’s Troubles, US-China Trade Worries

Weakness in the US Dollar will likely resume short-term on an escalation of the US-China trade wars and allegations of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump.

Consider Taking Profits on Long AUDUSD Positions

USD Shrugs Off Trump’s Troubles, But For How Long?

The US Dollar has so far shown little reaction to news that two of his ex-advisers are facing prison sentences but it could yet weaken further in response.