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.



Which Countries Want to Leave the EU After Brexit: Euro Analysis

As the UK prepares to quit the EU and the row between Italy and the EU over the Italian Budget continues, Euro traders need to watch out for any signs that other countries are thinking of leaving the...

GBPUSD Sentiment Data Suggest Outlook is Still Bearish

Sentiment data compiled by DailyFX show that retail traders are increasing their net-long positions in GBPUSD as the currency falls, suggesting that potentially more losses are on the way.

London’s FTSE 100 Index Loses Early Gains Despite GBP Plunge

The FTSE 100 index of leading London-listed stocks is dropping back despite a Brexit-related tumble in GBP.

Further GBP Price Drop Likely as Brexit Deal Faces Strong Opposition

After a highly volatile session Wednesday, the GBPUSD price is dropping further below 1.30 and more losses could be in store as UK PM Theresa May faces opposition all round to her Brexit agreement.

Eurozone Debt Crisis: How to Trade Future Disasters

If there is to be another Eurozone sovereign debt crisis, trading it will be difficult. However, the crisis that began in 2009 provides plenty of pointers on how to survive it and potentially even th...

EURGBP Price Breaks Lower, Further Falls Possible

Trading Sentiment Poor, USD In Demand | Webinar

Market confidence remains weak, continuing to prompt a flow of money into safe havens and particularly into the US Dollar.

EURUSD Stabilizing Ahead of Italian Budget Deadline

The Euro is off its lows after hitting its weakest level against the US Dollar since mid-2017 as Italy prepares to present a new Budget to the European Commission.

Markets After the US Midterms: Charts and Themes to Watch

The 2018 US midterm election cycle is winding down. Here’s what we’re watching for on the other side of Tuesday.

EURUSD Outlook Still Positive Technically After Mixed EU Forecasts

The European Commission and the ECB have published mixed reports on the prospects for the Eurozone economy but the technical outlook for EURUSD remains constructive.

Sentiment Data Point to Higher EURUSD, GBPUSD After US Elections

Retail trader sentiment data suggest gains for both the Euro and the British Pound against the US Dollar after the US mid-term elections.

GBP and EUR Well Placed to Advance After US Mid-Term Elections

The British Pound and the Euro could be among the main beneficiaries from Dollar weakness after the US mid-term elections, on optimism about a Brexit deal.

USD Price Lower in Europe After US Mid-Term Elections, May Fall Further

The USD price is dropping in Europe after the US Democrats won control of the House and could extend its losses on concerns about US political gridlock.

Market Sentiment Slowly Improving | Webinar

Overall market confidence is returning, with Wall Street stocks up from their recent lows and the ‘risk on’ Australian Dollar continuing to rally against the ‘safe haven’ Japa...

EURUSD to be Driven by Eurozone Economy as Well as US Elections

In a week when EURUSD will likely be driven by the US mid-term elections, traders in the pair should also keep an eye on developments in the Eurozone, where economic growth seems to be steadying.

Brexit Effect on Pound and UK Stocks: Impact of Deal or No Deal

As Brexit negotiations between the EU and the UK continue, here's how Sterling, the FTSE 100 index of London stocks and other assets might respond to the various deal or no-deal scenarios.

USD Strength: Is a Strong Currency Good or Bad?

Politicians like to argue a strong currency is a vote of confidence in them. Economists say ‘it depends’. For traders, what really matters is the impact on other currencies and assets.

GBPCHF Price Breaks Below Trendline Support, May Fall Further

Euro Analysis: The Potential Impact of Brexit and the Italian Budget Clash

Even short-term traders need to be aware of the alleged flaws in the design of the European Union and the Euro highlighted by the current arguments over Brexit and Italy’s budget.

GBP Price May Slip Further as Weak UK Retail Sales Compound Brexit Woes

UK retail sales data missed expectations in September, adding to concerns among GBP traders about a lack of progress in the Brexit talks.