Martin Essex, MSTA

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.



Hawkish Comments from Bundesbank President Positive for Euro

Jens Weidmann, the hawkish President of the German Bundesbank, has again called for tighter Euro-Zone monetary policy in comments that are potentially positive for the Euro.

Webinar: Firm Euro-Zone PMIs Could Extend Currency’s Rally

A firm set of purchasing managers’ indexes from France, Germany and the Euro-Zone as a whole are likely to keep the upward trajectory of the Euro intact.

Brexit Briefing: Can Draghi Prevent EUR/GBP From Rising Further?

The third round of Brexit talks begins next week but before then EUR/GBP traders should listen carefully to what ECB President Mario Draghi says at Jackson Hole.

Brexit Briefing: GBP Shrugs Off Latest UK Position Papers

After its heavy losses earlier this month, GBPUSD has stabilized as the latest UK Government Brexit position papers have no discernible market impact.

Market Sentiment Webinar: Sour for Stocks, Better for Base Metals

In this webinar on financial market sentiment, DailyFX Analyst and Editor Martin Essex looks at the themes driving sentiment currently and what to look out for in the week ahead.

Weekly Trading Forecast: All Eyes on Jackson Hole Symposium

Financial markets may be singularly focused on the Fed's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming amid a lull in top-tier data flow but politics remain a wildcard.

GBP: Another Difficult Week Coming Up

August has been a difficult month so far for the British Pound and its weakness looks set to continue in the week ahead.

Video: What to Expect in the Markets in the Week Ahead

In this video, DailyFX’s Martin Essex and Katie Pilbeam discuss the key events likely to influence the financial markets in the week ahead.

ECB Worries About Strength of Euro, EUR/USD Drops to Three-Week Low

The minutes of the July monetary policy meeting of the European Central Bank’s Governing Council show the ECB is concerned about the Euro overshooting.

Brexit Briefing: When Will Brexit Next Affect Market Prices?

The British Pound, Euro and European stock markets have largely ignored the latest Brexit twists and turns. So when will they begin to pay attention again?

Webinar: Solid UK Employment Report Eases Pressure on the Pound

In this webinar, DailyFX Analyst and Editor Martin Essex looks at the UK labor-market report and its impact on the British Pound and FTSE before and after the release of the data.

UK Earnings Data May Accelerate Slide in British Pound

The British Pound could come under further downward pressure today from poor earnings figures pointing to weaker consumer spending and reducing the need for the BoE to tighten monetary policy.

Webinar: DailyFX European Desk Round Table: USD Staging Turnaround versus EUR, GBP

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

Sterling Falls as UK Inflation Comes in Weaker Than Expected

GBP/USD eases as UK inflation remains at 2.6% in July rather than rising to 2.7% as expected. Makes a tightening of UK monetary policy less necessary near-term.

Webinar: Market Sentiment Improving as N.Korea Tensions Ease

In this webinar, DailyFX Analyst and Editor Martin Essex looks at market sentiment and its likely impact on prices in the week ahead.

Weekly Trading Forecast: War Worries May Overshadow Key Data Flow

Financial markets may be forced away from focusing on a slew of top-tier economic news as fiery rhetoric continues to flow from Washington DC in the week ahead.

GBP: Starting to Behave Like a ’Risk-On’ Currency

The performance of the British Pound over the past week suggests it is trading like a currency investors will shun if the US spat with North Korea continues to worsen.

Risk-Off Sentiment to Continue but Beware of a Correction First

The financial markets are vulnerable to a correction after their recent moves but the threatening rhetoric from the US and North Korea will likely keep safe havens in demand for some time yet.

GBP/CHF Could Have Further to Fall

Webinar: UK Trade and Industrial Data Lift the British Pound

In this live webinar, DailyFX Analyst and Editor Martin Essex discussed the British Pound and other UK assets before and after the release of UK industrial production, construction and trade data.