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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.



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An easing of US curbs on China’s Huawei has lifted market sentiment but fears of a further escalation of the US-China trade dispute continue to damage confidence.

Euro Price Slide Set to Continue as European Elections Draw Closer

The EURUSD price has weakened to its lowest level since May 3 and will likely fall further around the European Parliament elections that begin Thursday.

Euro Price Outlook Worsens as Italian Politics Move Into Focus

Ill-tempered campaigning in Italy ahead of elections for the European Parliament could help undermine the Euro despite some healthier Eurozone economic data and a possible delay in US tariffs on impo...

Crude Oil Prices Fail to Benefit from Middle East Tensions

Crude oil prices still look more likely to move lower than higher as news of a surprise increase in US inventories outweighs continuing turbulence in the Gulf.

AUD Price Outlook: Downward Trend in AUDUSD Accelerating

The Australian Dollar’s recent slide is gaining momentum on weak Chinese data and the general ‘risk off’ tone in the markets.

GBP Price Outlook: More Weakness Likely as Brexit Talks Near Collapse

The UK government looks close to abandoning its Brexit talks with the opposition Labour Party; a development that could weaken Sterling further.

Market Sentiment Hit by Trade War Worries | Webinar

Trader sentiment has been hit hard by the US-China trade dispute, with money flowing out of riskier assets like stocks into the Japanese Yen, US Treasuries and, to a lesser extent, gold.

Crude Oil Price Outlook: Weak on Concerns About Global Demand

Worries that the US-China trade war could damage economic growth worldwide are holding back oil prices despite Gulf tensions and ongoing supply disruptions.

Gold Price Failing to Benefit as US-China Trade War Ramps Up

The price of gold is lagging behind other safe havens like the Japanese Yen as hopes of a trade deal between the US and China continue to ebb away.

Crude Oil Price Resumes Its Advance as Saudi Tankers Attacked

News that two Saudi oil tankers have been attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates has raised fears of supply disruptions and boosted the price of crude.

GBP Price Outlook: Traders Hold Their Nerve Despite Brexit Pessimism

GBPUSD is stable at close to the 1.30 mark after last week’s falls but will likely break to the downside unless there is progress in the Brexit talks between the Conservatives and Labour.

US-China Trade Talk Worries Lift Havens, Gold and JPY Strengthen

Concern that the US-China trade talks could end without agreement is damaging market sentiment, benefiting safe havens such as gold, the Japanese Yen and US Treasuries.

DailyFX Poll: Corbyn Could be Best Successor to PM May for GBP

Of the four leading candidates to replace Theresa May as UK Prime Minister, Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn would be the most positive for the British Pound, according to a DailyFX poll.

US Stock Market Volatility High as Prices Correct Lower

Volatility in Wall Street stocks remains close to its highest level since late January as prices correct lower in high-volume trade on risk aversion.

Gold Price Outlook: Strength to Persist if US-China Trade Talks Fail

The prices of gold and other safe havens could extend their recent rally if there is no breakthrough in the US-China trade talks later this week.

GBPUSD Price Outlook Poor on Brexit Talks Pessimism

No Brexit breakthrough in the talks between the UK Government and the Opposition is likely this week, and that could put downward pressure on GBPUSD and the GBP crosses.

US-China Trade Talks: Concern Damages Market Sentiment | Webinar

Comments by US President Donald Trump at the weekend that he would raise tariffs on Chinese goods by the end of the week have increased worries about the US-China trade talks.

Bank of England Leaves Rates Unchanged, GBP Price Volatile

The Bank of England has left its key interest rate and all its other monetary policy settings unchanged, as expected, but mixed comments by Mark Carney are causing volatile moves in GBP.

GBPUSD Price Outlook: More Gains Possible

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Central bank monetary policy is the first buffer against economic and market meltdowns but there are fears that next time the central bankers will be short of solutions.