Martin Essex, MSTA

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Expertise:
Financial markets, economics, fundamental and technical analysis.
Martin Essex, based in London, 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.

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